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dark lantern

noun
1.
a lantern having an opening with a shutter that can be slid across the opening to obscure the light.
Origin of dark lantern
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50
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dark lantern

noun
1.
a lantern having a sliding shutter or panel to dim or hide the light
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