smoking lamp

noun

Definition of smoking lamp

: a lamp on a ship kept lighted during the hours when smoking is allowed

First Known Use of smoking lamp

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of smoking lamp was circa 1881

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“Smoking lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoking%20lamp. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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