Davy lamp

noun

Da·​vy lamp
ˈdāvē-
: an early safety lamp

Word History

Etymology

after Sir Humphry Davy †1829 English chemist, its inventor

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“Davy lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Davy%20lamp. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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