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flash lamp

or flashlamp

noun, Photography.
a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph.
Also called flash.
Origin of flash lamp
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And did you do any signalling with the flash lamp the next night?

    War and the Weird Forbes Phillips
  • The only light was that supplied by the chaplain's flash lamp.

    With our Fighting Men William E. Sellers
  • Scotty had borrowed the Marshals flash lamp and took the lead, with Mason following close on his heels.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • Then a flood of light struck her full in the eyes, as her captor pressed the button on his flash lamp.

  • It overlooks the German trenches and when the spy was using his flash lamp he could not be observed by the men in our lines.'

    War and the Weird Forbes Phillips
  • "You'll find a flash lamp in the right hand pocket of my coat," directed Bridge.

    The Oakdale Affair Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • To their right, in the faint light of the flash lamp, a narrow stairway was revealed leading to the second story.

    The Oakdale Affair Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • At the foot of the stairway leading to the second floor lay the flash lamp that the boy had dropped the night before.

    The Oakdale Affair Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The stretchers were set down in the bottom of the trench and hasty examinations made by the light of a flash lamp.

    Kitchener's Mob James Norman Hall
  • Making cautious use of the flash lamp the pilot minutely examined the complicated mechanism.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman

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