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flash lamp

or flash·lamp

noun Photography.
  1. a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph.
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Origin of flash lamp

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called flash.
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Examples from the Web for flash lamp

Historical Examples

  • In the light of a flash-lamp Lowell saw a letter and a roll of bills.

    Mystery Ranch

    Arthur Chapman

  • 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

    Philip Gibbs

  • Now and then Miss Brock, with a flash-lamp, came out from the bungalow.

    I Walked in Arden

    Jack Crawford

  • Using his flash-lamp he found his way to the ladder-shaft and descended.

    The Pretty Lady

    Arnold E. Bennett