Crossword clues for tube
- Poster mailer's need
- Inner ___ (flotation device)
- Electric underground railway
- (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
- Electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
- Conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct liquids or gases
- A hollow cylindrical shape
- Inner ___
- Boob ___
- Toothpaste container
- British subway
- London subway
- Ointment container
- TV item
- London's subway
- Macaroni's form
- Subway tunnel
- Test or boob
- Londoner's subway
- Toothpaste holder
- Part of a paper roll
- Bassoon, basically
- Narrow conduit
- Couch potato's passion
- ___ top
- Toothpaste unit
- Surfing site, with "the"
- Part of an IV
- Part of a paper towel roll
- London subway, with "the"
- TV, slangily, with "the"
- London Underground, with "the"
- IV part
- Bazooka part
- Subway, to Brits
- Inside of a paper towel roll
- Piece of cannelloni, essentially
- Hose, e.g.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Subway \Sub"way`\, n.
An underground way or gallery; especially, a passage under a street, in which water mains, gas mains, telegraph wires, etc., are conducted.
An underground railroad, usually having trains powered by electricity provided by an electric line running through the underground tunnel. It is usually confined to the center portion of cities; -- called also tube, and in Britain, underground. In certain other countries (as in France or Russia) it is called the metro.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1610s, from Middle French tube (15c.), from Latin tubus "tube, pipe," of unknown origin. The London subway was christened the Twopenny Tube (H.D. Browne, in the "Londoner" of June 30, 1900) before it even opened; tube for "cylindrical railway tunnel" is attested from 1847. The meaning "TV as a medium" is from 1959, short for cathode ray tube or picture tube. Tube top as a women's clothing style is attested from 1972. Tube steak is attested from 1963 as "frankfurter," slang meaning "penis" is recorded by mid-1980s.
n. 1 Anything that is hollow and cylindrical in shape. 2 An approximately cylindrical container, usually with a crimped end and a screw top, used to contain and dispense semi-liquid substances. 3 (lb en British colloquial often capitalized as Tube) The London Underground railway system, originally referred to the lower level lines that ran in tubular tunnels as opposed to the higher ones which ran in rectangular section tunnels. (Often ''the tube''.) 4 (lb en Australia slang) A tin can containing beer (or other beverage?).(attention en topic=Australian English) 5 (lb en surfing) A wave which pitches forward when breaking, creating a hollow space inside. 6 (lb en North America colloquial) A television. Also, derisively, boob tube. British: telly. vb. To make or use tubes
n. conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases [syn: tubing]
a hollow cylindrical shape [syn: pipe]
(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure [syn: tube-shaped structure]
v. provide with a tube or insert a tube into
convey in a tube; "inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
ride or float on an inflated tube; "We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"
place or enclose in a tube
Tube, or Tubes, may refer to:
is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 1985. The members of the group are , and . Tube members Maeda and Haruhata have composed for other artists under the Pipeline Project alias. Since the group released most of its songs in April to July, the catchphrase originated "Summer comes with Tube".
In computing, the Tube was the expansion interface and architecture of the BBC Microcomputer System which allowed the BBC Micro to communicate with a second processor, or coprocessor.
Under the Tube architecture, the coprocessor would run the application software for the user, whilst the Micro (acting as a host) provided all I/O functions, such as screen display, keyboard and storage devices management. A coprocessor unit could be coldplugged into any BBC Micro with a disk interface (whose ROM contained the necessary host software) and used immediately.
In structural engineering, the tube is the system where in order to resist lateral loads (wind, seismic, etc.) a building is designed to act like a hollow cylinder, cantilevered perpendicular to the ground. This system was introduced by Fazlur Rahman Khan while at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's (SOM) Chicago office. The first example of the tube’s use is the 43-story Khan-designed DeWitt-Chestnut Apartment Building in Chicago, Illinois, completed in 1963.
The system can be constructed using steel, concrete, or composite construction (the discrete use of both steel and concrete). It can be used for office, apartment and mixed-use buildings. Most buildings in excess of 40 stories constructed since the 1960s are of this structural type.
Tube is a 2003 South Korean action thriller film directed by Beak Woon-hak (or Baek Woon-hak). The film features police officer Jay ( Kim Suk-hoon) who is a subway police officer who spends his days reminiscing over his lost lover. The pickpocket Kay ( Bae Doona) becomes infatuated with Jay and tips him off about the government assassin Bishop ( Park Sang-min) hijacking a subway car. Both Jay and Kay find themselves in the target car when the Bishop makes his move.
A tube is a soft squeezable container which can be used for thick liquids such as adhesive, caulking, ointment, and toothpaste. Basically, a tube is a cylindrical, hollow piece with a round or oval profile, made of plastic, paperboard, or aluminum. Both ends of this tube are treated differently during the manufacturing process and filling. In general, on one end of the tube body there is a round orifice, which can be closed by different caps and closures. The orifice can be shaped in many different ways. Plastic nozzles in various styles and lengths are just one good example.
To attach caps and closures, in most cases a thread is tapped onto the opening structure. Furthermore, something all aluminium tubes have in common is that the other open end is folded several times after the contents have been added. The tube is thus hermetically sealed and nearly germ-free due to the high temperatures during the production process. Furthermore, it is possible to coat the inside of the tube with special coatings to prevent the material from reacting with the contents.
Tubes are not poured from liquid aluminium; they are produced by the process of impact extrusion. In this process, the tube body is extruded from a small piece of aluminium with the round shape of a coin.
Unlimited printing designs can be applied to the tube, thanks to the wet-in-wet offset printing method. Six tones can be printed with this printing procedure, which gives packaging designers great opportunities to express their creativity.
The filled content can be easily squeezed out by the pressure of two fingers. The main characteristic of aluminium tubes is the total separation of the contents from the surrounding atmosphere; therefore, such tubes are especially suitable for the packaging of highly perishable contents. Aluminium tubes are used as packaging technology for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, and technical products.
Plastic Tubes : Tube containers can also be produced in plastic, most commonly PE. The use of plastic tubes is very popular for the storage of Cosmetics such as hand creams etc. and also some food stuffs. The plastic tube retains its shape after each "squeeze" unlike laminate tubes such as toothpaste tubes. Plastic tubes can also be highly decorated or have a special additive such as soft touch to make the tube more appealing during use or point of sale (POS).
Plastic tubes are produced using the extrusion process. A "sleeve" is first produced using a very specialised extrusion line. The "Sleeve" must be produced to a very high standard (for decoration purposes) and also to very tight tolerances as automated processes are required post the extrusion operation. Once the "sleeve" is produced the tube head is fitted using an automated heading machine. Tube printing using complex and specialised printing machines such as silk screen printing applies the desired decoration. The open tubes are then most likely packed and despatched to another facility for filling and sealing.
The growth of multi-layer plastic tubes has been significant over the last couple of years due to the "barrier" properties of the tube to enable a wider range of products such as food to be stored in them.
The terms " pipe" and "tube" are almost interchangeable, although minor distinctions exist — generally, a tube has tighter engineering requirements than a pipe. Both pipe and tube imply a level of rigidity and permanence, whereas a hose is usually portable and flexible. A tube and pipe may be specified by standard pipe size designations, e.g., nominal pipe size, or by nominal outside or inside diameter and/or wall thickness. The actual dimensions of pipe are usually not the nominal dimensions: A 1-inch pipe will not actually measure 1 inch in either outside or inside diameter, whereas many types of tubing are specified by actual inside diameter, outside diameter, or wall thickness.
Usage examples of "tube".
He opened a drawer and took out a pair of achromatic goggles and a tube of mixed colors.
Nessler tube and the colour compared with that observed in a similar tube containing water and potassium iodide on adding the standard solution of bismuth.
The anatomy of the nasal passages, and the various chambers and tubes that communicate therewith, is such that they cannot be reached with fluid administered with any kind of syringe or inhaling tube, or with any instrument, except one constructed to apply it upon the principle above stated.
Vaughn loaded the UHF satellite message buoy, roughly the size of a baseball bat, into the aft signal ejector, a small mechanism much like a torpedo tube set into the upper level of the aft compartment.
A hundred feet aft, the outer door of the signal ejector opened, and twenty seconds later a solenoid valve in a branch pipe from the auxiliary seawater system popped open, sending high-pressure seawater into the bottom of the signal ejector tube that pushed out the radio buoy.
This produces a greater suction in the right-hand side of the mercury tube, which draws the mercury up on that side and down on the other, until the proper electrical contact is broken and the ailerons are returned to neutral position.
If allowed to stand in a test tube, the odor of valeric aldehyde will first be noticed, then that of amyl valerate, and lastly that of valeric acid.
Springs, alembics, coils of copper tubing, buckled sheets of metal, gear systems both rack-and-pinion and epicyclic, pendulums, levers, cams, cranks, differentials, bearings, pulleys, assorted tools, and stone jars containing alkahest and corrosive substances crowded every horizontal surface.
A tube of muscle protruded from the opening, and a high-pressure stream of water pulsed out, jetting the ammonite up and into the blue waters.
A multitude of anfractuous cracks spread out from the rim of the segment as though tendrils of frost were gripping the tube.
How many weeks I laid there blown right up the gut watching that bottle of plasma run down tubes stuck in me anyplace they could get one in?
Next he punched the tapered tip of clear plastic tube about an inch in diameter through the aortic wall.
The bus stops were built of tall glass tubes, aquaculture cylinders, murky green soups full of algae and fat, sluggish carp.
If this foil be dried, cut up, put in a reduction-tube, and heated, crystals of arsenious trioxide will be deposited on the cold part of the tube.
A moment later I heard a noise like ten dog-fights rolled into one, and rushing out I found my friend rolling on the ground with his arms round the workman who was helping to stack my artesian tubing.