dark lantern


: a lantern that can be closed to conceal the light

Word History

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dark lantern was in 1612

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“Dark lantern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark%20lantern. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

dark lantern

: a lantern with an opening that can be closed to hide the light

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