formerly, a lamp aboard ship for lighting pipes, now used figuratively to indicate when smoking is or is not allowed: The smoking lamp is lit.
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What does “yare” mean?
Origin of smoking lamp
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby smoking lamp
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