a cathode ray tube, used for x-ray production, in which a beam of thermoelectrons is produced by heating a wire cathode.
[koo-lee] /ˈku li/ noun, Disparaging and Offensive. 1. an unskilled laborer, especially formerly in China and India. 2. an unskilled laborer employed cheaply, especially one brought from Asia. 3. a contemptuous term used to refer to an Asian, especially an Indian living in South Africa. adjective 4. Informal. characteristic of or suitable for a coolie: […]
noun 1. a wide, conical straw hat worn especially as a shield against the sun. noun a broad cone-shaped straw hat, esp. worn by Asian laborers Word Origin from Hind. kuli
[kool] /kul/ adjective, cooler, coolest. 1. moderately cold; neither warm nor cold: a rather cool evening. 2. feeling comfortably or moderately cold: I’m perfectly cool, but open the window if you feel hot. 3. imparting a sensation of moderate coldness or comfortable freedom from heat: a cool breeze. 4. permitting such a sensation: a cool […]
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S. Older Use. 1. a plank for laying out a corpse.