safety lamp

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 21 Jul. 2024.

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