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Meaning of HITTORF TUBE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hit"torf tube\ (Elec.)
(a) A highly exhausted glass tube with metallic electrodes
    nearly in contact so as to exhibit the insulating effects
    of a vacuum. It was used by the German physicist W.
    Hittorf (b. 1824).
(b) A Crookes tube.

 

 

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