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lamp1 British & World English

A device for giving light, either one consisting of an electric bulb together with its holder and shade or cover, or one burning gas or oil and consisting of a wick or mantle and a glass shade

lamp2 British & World English

Hit or beat (someone)

arc lamp British & World English

A light source using an electric arc

Davy lamp British & World English

A miner’s portable safety lamp with the flame enclosed by wire gauze to reduce the risk of an explosion of gas

fog lamp British & World English

A bright light on a motor vehicle, used in foggy conditions to improve road visibility or warn other drivers of one’s presence

gas lamp British & World English

A lamp in which the combustion of gas is used as a source of light

heat lamp British & World English

An electrical device with a bulb that emits mainly heat rather than light, used as a heat source

lamp post British & World English

A tall pole with a light at the top; a street light

lava lamp British & World English

A transparent electric lamp containing a viscous liquid in which a brightly coloured waxy substance is suspended, rising and falling in irregular and constantly changing shapes

oil lamp British & World English

A lamp using oil as fuel

slit lamp British & World English

A lamp which emits a narrow but intense beam of light, used for examining the interior of the eye

Aldis lamp British & World English

A handheld lamp for signalling in Morse code

Argand lamp British & World English

An oil or gas lamp fitted with a cylindrical burner which allowed air to pass both inner and outer surfaces of the flame

flash lamp British & World English

A portable flashing electric lamp such as a flashgun

floor lamp British & World English

A standard lamp

lamp shell British & World English

A marine invertebrate which superficially resembles a bivalve mollusc but has two or more arms of ciliated tentacles (lophophores) that are extended for filter-feeding. Lamp shells are common as fossils

quartz lamp British & World English

An electric lamp in which the envelope is made of quartz, which allows ultraviolet light to pass through it. It may be a bulb containing a halogen or a tube containing mercury vapour

safety lamp British & World English

A miner’s portable lamp with a flame protected, typically by wire gauze, to reduce the risk of explosion from ignited methane (firedamp). The first to be introduced, in the early 19th century, was the Davy lamp

slush lamp British & World English

An improvised light made from a container of fat and a wick

spirit lamp British & World English

A lamp burning volatile spirits, especially methylated spirits, instead of oil

table lamp British & World English

A small lamp designed to stand on a table

tilley lamp British & World English

A portable oil or paraffin lamp in which air pressure is used to supply the burner with fuel

Aldis lamp New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

lamp for signalling in Morse code

Aladdin's lamp British & World English

A quality or object enabling its holder to gratify any wish

halogen lamp British & World English

A lamp using a filament surrounded by the vapour of iodine or another halogen

lamp chimney British & World English

A glass cylinder positioned over the wick of an oil lamp to encircle and provide a draught for the flame

lamp standard British & World English

Another term for lamp post.

pressure lamp British & World English

A portable oil or paraffin lamp in which the fuel is forced up into the mantle or burner by air pressure in the reservoir, which can be increased by pumping with a plunger

standard lamp British & World English

A lamp with a tall stem whose base stands on the floor

discharge lamp British & World English

A lamp in which the light is produced by a discharge tube

hurricane lamp British & World English

An oil lamp with a glass chimney, designed to protect the flame even in high winds

sanctuary lamp British & World English

A candle or small light left lit in the sanctuary of a church, especially (in Catholic churches) a red lamp indicating the presence of the reserved Sacrament

sodium-vapour lamp British & World English

A lamp in which an electrical discharge in sodium vapour gives a yellow light, typically used in street lighting

ultraviolet lamp British & World English

A lamp with a bulb that produces ultraviolet light

mercury vapour lamp British & World English

A lamp in which light is produced by an electrical discharge through mercury vapour

rear light British & World English

A red light at the rear of a vehicle; a tail light

rear lamp in rear light British & World English

A red light at the rear of a vehicle; a tail light

tail light British & World English

A red light at the rear of a motor vehicle, train, or bicycle

tail lamp in tail light British & World English

A red light at the rear of a motor vehicle, train, or bicycle

Coleman lantern British & World English

A type of bright gasoline lamp used by campers

Coleman lamp in Coleman lantern British & World English

A type of bright gasoline lamp used by campers

lampblack British & World English

A black pigment made from soot

lamplight British & World English

The light cast from a lamp

lampshade British & World English

A cover for a lamp, used to soften or direct its light

riding light British & World English

A light shown by a ship at anchor

sodium lamp in sodium-vapour lamp British & World English

A lamp in which an electrical discharge in sodium vapour gives a yellow light, typically used in street lighting


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