a safety lamp formerly used by miners.
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Origin of Davy lamp
First recorded in 1810–20; named after Sir H. Davy
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Example sentences from the Web for Davy lamp
A few words on the Davy-lamp, which came into use about sixty years ago, may not be out of place here.Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects|John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
He pointed to his Davy-lamp, inside of which the light kept burning blue, and there was a series of little sputtering explosions.Son Philip|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for Davy lamp
See safety lamp
Word Origin for Davy lamp
C19: named after Sir Humphry Davy, who invented it
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