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neon tube

[′nē‚än ‚tüb]
(electronics)
An electron tube in which neon gas is ionized by the flow of electric current through long lengths of gas tubing, to produce a luminous red glow discharge; used chiefly in outdoor advertising signs.
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Swallowing of a neon tube is regarded as the most dangerous of all sword swallowing stunts.
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