- a candlestick or oil lantern protected against drafts or winds by a glass chimney.
Origin of hurricane lamp
First recorded in 1890–95
Also called hurricane lantern.
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Examples from the Web for hurricane lamp
Men began to move about the ship, and a sailor appeared with a hurricane-lamp.Captain Macedoine's Daughter
That twenty-minute evolution, by the light of a hurricane-lamp, was a nightmare.H.M.S. ----
Tableaux-vivants are lovely in their way, even in a cave lighted dimly by a hurricane-lamp, but sterner scenes are on the curtain.Foes in Ambush
It was past these that the adjutant walked rapidly away, swinging his hurricane-lamp in his hand.The Deserter
- a paraffin lamp, with a glass covering to prevent the flame from being blown outAlso called: storm lantern
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