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lanthorn

[ lant-hawrn, lan-tern ]
/ ˈlæntˌhɔrn, ˈlæn tərn /
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noun Archaic.
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Origin of lanthorn

First recorded in 1580–90; alteration by folk etymology (lanterns formerly had reflectors made of translucent sheets of horn)
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British Dictionary definitions for lanthorn

lanthorn
/ (ˈlæntˌhɔːn, ˈlæntən) /

noun
an archaic word for lantern
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