picture tube

noun

Definition of picture tube

: a cathode-ray tube on which the picture appears in a television

Examples of picture tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Factory workers here made typewriters for Remington Rand, television picture tubes for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Sikorsky helicopters for the U.S. military. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "Retail Stores Made Elmira, N.Y., an Unlikely Success—Now They’re Gone," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of picture tube

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Picture tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picture%20tube. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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