- a table lamp whose light source can be adjusted in height.
Origin of student lamp
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for student lamp
Cora got down the books and drew their chairs up to the student-lamp.
He might as well have taken an umbrella or a German student-lamp.A Rivermouth Romance
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Why, there's 'Student-lamp' and 'Cook-stove' and 'Footlights.'The Sick-a-Bed Lady
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
I guess you would better send me my student-lamp, after all, for I'm surely going to need it.A Voice in the Wilderness
Grace Livingston Hill
But the student-lamp on the table had burned out, and the light of the gibbous moon was creeping in through the open windows.The Ruling Passion
Henry van Dyke