oil lamp

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of oil lamp

: a device that produces light by burning oil

Word by Word Definitions

oil play
  1. : any of numerous unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or can be liquefied easily on warming, are soluble in ether but not in water, and leave a greasy stain on paper or cloth

  2. : petroleum

  3. : the petroleum industry

  1. : to smear, rub over, furnish, or lubricate with oil

  2. : to take on fuel oil

lamp play
  1. : any of various devices for producing light or sometimes heat: such as

  2. : a vessel with a wick for burning an inflammable liquid (such as oil) to produce light

  3. : a glass bulb or tube that emits light produced by electricity (such as an incandescent light bulb or fluorescent lamp)


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