safety lamp

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  1. a miner's lamp in which the flame is protected by wire gauze to prevent the immediate ignition of explosive gases.

Origin of safety lamp

First recorded in 1810–20

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British Dictionary definitions for safety lamp

safety lamp

  1. an oil-burning miner's lamp in which the flame is surrounded by a metal gauze to prevent it from igniting combustible gas: Also called: Davy lamp

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