Definition of Coleman lantern in US English:

Coleman lantern

(also Coleman lamp)


North American
  • A type of bright gasoline lamp used by campers.

    • ‘Maybe I'll go out later and buy a Coleman lantern or something for the next time Southern California Edison decides to turn us into a third-world outpost.’
    • ‘One wades into the water and lifts his Coleman lantern.’
    • ‘Because we were in an outlying village, there was no electricity, and with the sun setting quickly over the horizon, it grew increasingly difficult to see by the light of torches and Coleman lamps.’
    • ‘Nick removed a Coleman lantern from his bag and lit it, filling the room with a harsh, yellow light.’
    • ‘She's getting by with three Coleman lanterns and a new double-barreled shotgun.’


Coleman lantern

/ˈkōlmən ˌlan(t)ərn/