shrink tubing

Definitions

Electronics

  • Tubing made of a plastic material which shrinks in diameter when heated, providing a snug fit. Such tubing may shrink to about half of its original diameter, and when cooled does not expand. Used, for instance, to protect cable splices from dust and/or moisture. Also called shrinkable tubing, or heat-shrink tubing.
  • synonymshrinkable tubing
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