Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Avoid these words. Seriously.

Holmes light

noun
1.
a canister, attached to a life buoy or float, containing calcium carbonate and calcium phosphide, which ignite spontaneously on contact with the water, emitting conspicuous fire and smoke.
Origin of Holmes light
probably from the surname Holmes
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Holmes light
Historical Examples

Word of the Day

Nearby words for holmes light

Word Value for Holmes

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends