Tube sheet
Tube Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster]

2. A telescope. ``Glazed optic tube.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla. [1913 Webster]

5. (Gun.) A priming tube, or friction primer. See under {Priming}, and {Friction}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

7. (Zo["o]l.) (a) 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}. (b) One of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk. [1913 Webster]

8. (Elec. Railways) A tunnel for a tube railway; also (Colloq.), a tube railway; a subway. [Chiefly Eng.]

Note: In the New York area, the subways running under the Hudson River are sometimes referred to as the tube. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

{Capillary tube}, a tube of very fine bore. See {Capillary}.

{Fire tube} (Steam Boilers), a tube which forms a flue.

{Tube coral}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Tubipore}.

{Tube foot} (Zo["o]l.), one of the ambulacral suckers of an echinoderm.

{Tube plate}, or {Tube sheet} (Steam Boilers), a flue plate. See under {Flue}.

{Tube pouch} (Mil.), a pouch containing priming tubes.

{Tube spinner} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tube — Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tube coral — Tube Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tube foot — Tube Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tube plate — Tube Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tube pouch — Tube Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tube spinner — Tube Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tube plate — Flue Flue (fl[=u]), n. [Cf. OF. flue a flowing, fr. fluer to flow, fr. L. fluere (cf. {Fluent}); a perh. a corruption of E. flute.] 1. An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage; esp.: (a) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sheet film — is large format and medium format photographic film supplied on individual sheets of acetate or polyester film base rather than rolls. Sheet film was initially supplied as an alternative to glass plates. The most popular size measures 4×5 inches; …   Wikipedia

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