hurricane lamp

hurricane lamp
noun
an oil lamp with a glass chimney and perforated metal lid to protect the flame from high winds; candlestick with a glass chimney
Hypernyms: ↑lamp

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ˈhurricane lamp [hurricane lamp hurricane lamps] noun
a type of lamp with glass sides to protect the flame inside from the wind

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