- a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph.
Origin of flash lamp
First recorded in 1885–90
Also called flash.
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Examples from the Web for flash lamp
In the light of a flash-lamp Lowell saw a letter and a roll of bills.Mystery Ranch
Beyond the threshold he halted and pressed the button of his flash-lamp.The Efficiency Expert
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The night nurse moved about from bed to bed, with her flash-lamp.Now It Can Be Told
Now and then Miss Brock, with a flash-lamp, came out from the bungalow.I Walked in Arden
Using his flash-lamp he found his way to the ladder-shaft and descended.The Pretty Lady
Arnold E. Bennett