pickup tube

noun Television.
Also, pickup.


Origin:
1930–35

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If a seed becomes lodged across the pickup tube, it is quite easy to squeeze the tube and dislodge it.
The element may be merely the free end of a pickup tube, which end can be relocated in a radial direction.
The process of moving the electron beam of a pickup tube or a picture tube across the target or screen area of a tube.
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