The tube allows for siphonage of the fish tank water into the container.
An example of siphonage is when you empty the gas out of a gas tank in a car through a tube into a gas can that is sitting on the road.
- The action of a siphon.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
siphon +"Ž -age