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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boob tube mean? 

BOOB TUBE (noun)
  The noun BOOB TUBE has 1 sense:

1. an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen

  Familiarity information: BOOB TUBE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BOOB TUBE (noun)

Sense 1boob tube [BACK TO TOP]


An electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


boob tube; goggle box; idiot box; television receiver; television set; telly; tv set; television; tv

Context example:

the British call a tv set a telly

Hypernyms ("boob tube" is a kind of...):

receiver; receiving system (set that receives radio or tv signals)

Meronyms (parts of "boob tube"):

kinescope; picture tube; television tube (a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen)

Domain category:

telecasting; television; TV; video (broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects)

Holonyms ("boob tube" is a part of...):

television; television system (a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points)

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