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student lamp

  1. a table lamp whose light source can be adjusted in height.
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Origin of student lamp

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Cora got down the books and drew their chairs up to the student-lamp.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)


  • He might as well have taken an umbrella or a German student-lamp.

    A Rivermouth Romance

    Thomas Bailey Aldrich

  • Why, there's 'Student-lamp' and 'Cook-stove' and 'Footlights.'

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  • I guess you would better send me my student-lamp, after all, for I'm surely going to need it.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

    Grace Livingston Hill

  • But the student-lamp on the table had burned out, and the light of the gibbous moon was creeping in through the open windows.

    The Ruling Passion

    Henry van Dyke