tube tester

tube tester

[′tüb ‚tes·tər]
(electronics)
A test instrument designed to measure and indicate the condition of electron tubes used in electronic equipment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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