flash·​lamp ˈflash-ˌlamp How to pronounce flashlamp (audio)
: a lamp for producing a brief but intense flash of light (as for taking photographs)

Examples of flashlamp in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flashlamp was in 1890

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“Flashlamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flashlamp. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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