sodium-vapor lamp

[soh-dee-uh m-vey-per]

noun Electricity.

an electric lamp in which sodium vapor is activated by current passing between two electrodes, producing a yellow, glareless light: used on streets and highways.

Nearby words

  1. sodium thiocyanate,
  2. sodium thiosulfate,
  3. sodium thiosulphate,
  4. sodium tripolyphosphate,
  5. sodium-potassium pump,
  6. sodium-vapour lamp,
  7. sodom,
  8. sodom and gomorrah,
  9. sodoma, il,
  10. sodomise

Origin of sodium-vapor lamp

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called sodium lamp.

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