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riding lamp

riding light

noun
  1. a light on a boat or ship showing that it is at anchor
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Examples from the Web for riding lamp

Historical Examples

  • She mounted no riding-lamp, and no glimmer of light showed from hatchway, deckhouse, or galley.

    Shining Ferry</p>

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • There had been a little glow from the riding-lamp reflected on to the skylight, but it had disappeared.

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers


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