safety lamp

noun

Definition of safety lamp

: a miner's lamp constructed to avoid explosion in an atmosphere containing flammable gas usually by enclosing the flame in fine wire gauze

First Known Use of safety lamp

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of safety lamp was in 1814

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“Safety lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety%20lamp. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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