Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Betty lamp

or betty lamp

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. an Early American lamp, consisting of a shallow, covered basin filled with oil, tallow, etc., providing fuel for a wick housed in a teapotlike spout, and often hung by a hook or suspended from a chain.

Origin of Betty lamp

First recorded in 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for betty lamp

Historical Examples

  • The phbe-lamp was similar to the betty-lamp, but some had a nose at either end and used a double wick.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman