lanthorn

noun
lant·​horn | \ ˈlan-tərn How to pronounce lanthorn (audio) \

Definition of lanthorn

chiefly British

First Known Use of lanthorn

1587, in the meaning defined above

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“Lanthorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lanthorn. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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