dark lantern

noun

Definition of dark lantern

: a lantern that can be closed to conceal the light

First Known Use of dark lantern

1640, in the meaning defined above

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“Dark lantern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark%20lantern. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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