flash lamp

or flashlamp

  1. a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph.

Origin of flash lamp

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby flash lamp

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How to use flash lamp in a sentence

  • With an electric flash-lamp he scared them away, but soon getting used to it they came on 'in close formation.'

    The Romance of the Red Triangle | Arthur Keysall Yapp
  • It overlooks the German trenches and when the spy was using his flash lamp he could not be observed by the men in our lines.'

    War and the Weird | Forbes Phillips
  • "You'll find a flash lamp in the right hand pocket of my coat," directed Bridge.

    The Oakdale Affair | Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • To their right, in the faint light of the flash lamp, a narrow stairway was revealed leading to the second story.

    The Oakdale Affair | Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • At the foot of the stairway leading to the second floor lay the flash lamp that the boy had dropped the night before.

    The Oakdale Affair | Edgar Rice Burroughs