Definition of oil lamp in English:

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oil lamp

Pronunciation: /ˈoil ˌlamp/


A lamp using oil as fuel.
Example sentences
  • The knight struck a match and lit the oil lamp he was carrying.
  • There was no typewriter, no electricity and no table in the small dormitory where he lived, so he worked in longhand, by the light of an oil lamp, using the end of his bed as a desk.
  • The elusive leader is scheduled to light the traditional oil lamp at an unknown location in Mullaitivu.

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Syllabification: oil lamp

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