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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“Safety lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety%20lamp. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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