lamplighter

[lamp-lahy-ter]

Origin of lamplighter

First recorded in 1740–50; lamp + lighter1
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lamplighter

noun
  1. (formerly) a person who lit and extinguished street lamps, esp gas ones
  2. mainly US and Canadian any of various devices used to light lamps
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