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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.
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Origin of safety lamp

First recorded in 1810–20
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Historical Examples of safety lamp

  • It is the presence of this gas that necessitates the safety-lamp.

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  • He invented a safety-lamp which alone should have entitled him to the gratitude of posterity.

  • The fact was unquestionable; and the safety-lamp was undiscovered.

  • This safety-lamp of the miner not only shows the presence of gas, but prevents its explosion.

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  • But the most picturesque figure was the illustrious inventor of the safety-lamp.

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 gasAlso called: Davy lamp
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