from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gas discharge tube used in an electronic flash to produce a brief, intense flash of light.
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Norman LH2400 Lamphead 2500 w-s basic resin lamphead, plug in FQ3 flashtube, & 150w Quartz modeling lamp
He was helpless until Lorraine came behind him and aimed the flashtube at his hands.
The flashtube she had held for him, to furnish light, wavered in her hand, making grotesque shadows chase across the room, over crowded machines and dully gleaming bulkheads.
I've been using my Dynalites for 12+ years and haven't even replaced a flashtube yet (knock on wood).