safety lamp


noun

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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safety lamp

noun

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