Definition of lamplighter
: one that lights a lamp
Recent Examples of lamplighter from the Web
When Michael loses his wife, Mary reappears (along with a street lamplighter played by Lin-Manuel Miranda) to help the Banks family members through their grief and assist them in rediscovering joy and wonder.
There are night watchmen trudging through the snow and a lamplighter with his ladder and lantern.
With the help of jovial street lamplighter Jack (played by Miranda), Poppins works her magic to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
The 34-year-old actress was joined by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays a lamplighter rumored to be modeled on Van Dyke's character Burt from the 1964 original.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lamplighter'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of lamplighter
Learn More about lamplighter
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up lamplighter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).