a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph.
- Also called flash.
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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.
To their right, in the faint light of the flash lamp, a narrow stairway was revealed leading to the second story.
At the foot of the stairway leading to the second floor lay the flash lamp that the boy had dropped the night before.