glow lamp


Definition of glow lamp

: a gas-discharge electric lamp in which most of the light proceeds from the glow of the gas near the cathode

Examples of glow lamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One end is plugged into a live socket, the other wired into a small, glowing lamp — a literal echo of traditional painting’s power merged with a witty bright idea. Christopher Knight,, "MOCA on the rebound? Three strong shows and free entry are welcome signs of change," 12 June 2019 Each round table is covered in a Netflix-red tablecloth (Rogen will nix these, swapping them out for black) and a small glowing lamp. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "Hilarity for Charity: How laughing helps Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller cope with Alzheimer's," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of glow lamp

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Glow lamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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