Tube

Definition of Tube

n.1.A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.
2.A telescope.
3.A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.
4.(Bot.) The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.
5.(Gun.) A priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction.
6.(Steam Boilers) A small pipe forming part of the boiler, containing water and surrounded by flame or hot gases, or else surrounded by water and forming a flue for the gases to pass through.
7.(Zool.) A more or less cylindrical, and often spiral, case secreted or constructed by many annelids, crustaceans, insects, and other animals, for protection or concealment. See Illust. of Tubeworm.
8.(Elec. Railways) A tunnel for a tube railway; also (Colloq.), a tube railway; a subway.
Capillary tube
a tube of very fine bore. See Capillary.
Fire tube
(Steam Boilers) a tube which forms a flue.
Tube coral
(Zool.) Same as Tubipore.
Tube foot
(Zool.) one of the ambulacral suckers of an echinoderm.
Tube plate
(Steam Boilers) a flue plate. See under Flue.
Tube pouch
(Mil.) a pouch containing priming tubes.
Tube spinner
(Zool.) any one of various species of spiders that construct tubelike webs. They belong to Tegenaria, Agelena, and allied genera.
Water tube
(Steam Boilers) a tube containing water and surrounded by flame or hot gases.
v. t.1.To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.
[imp. & p. p. Tubed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tubing.]

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