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boob tube

n. Slang
Television.

[boob + tube, television set.]
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boob tube

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a close-fitting strapless top, worn by women
2. Austral a strapless, boneless, shapeless brassiere made of a stretch fabric
3. (Communications & Information) chiefly US and Canadian a television receiver
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boob′ tube`


n.
Slang.
1. television.
2. a television set.
[1965–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boob tube - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screenboob tube - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen; "the British call a tv set a telly"
kinescope, picture tube, television tube - a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen
receiver, receiving system - set that receives radio or tv signals
television system, television - a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
telecasting, television, TV, video - broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects; "she is a star of screen and video"; "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
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Translations

boob tube

n
(Brit Tex) → Bustier nt, → Bandeau-Top nt
(esp US inf: = television) → Röhre f (inf), → Glotze f (inf)
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