student lamp


: a desk reading lamp with a tubular shaft, one or two arms for a shaded light, and originally an oil reservoir

Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of student lamp was in 1822

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“Student lamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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