Definition of hurricane lamp
1 or hurricane lantern : an oil lantern having a glass chimney with a perforated metal lid that permits the egress of air but protects the flame from high winds and used usually on shipboard and to mark outdoor construction projects —called also tornado lantern
2 : a candlestick equipped with a hurricane globe
3 : an electric lamp equipped with a hurricane globe instead of a shade
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