Argand burner

[ ahr-gand, -gahnd, -guh nd ]
/ ˈɑr gænd, -gɑnd, -gənd /


a type of oil or gas burner in which air is fed directly into the flame through a metal tube inside a cylindrical wick.

Origin of Argand burner

1780–90; named after Aimé Argand (1750–1803), Swiss scientist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for argand burner

  • "By way of resting our eyes," I said, and thereupon I extinguished the only light in the room, an Argand-burner oil lamp.

    In Jeopardy|Van Tassel Sutphen