Definition of hurricane lamp in US English:

hurricane lamp


  • An oil lamp with a glass chimney, designed to protect the flame even in high winds.

    • ‘When they predict a hurricane, you board up your windows, tether your boat, and clean your hurricane lamp.’
    • ‘As we talked by the light of a flickering hurricane lamp, some soldiers knelt on a prayer mat nearby.’
    • ‘If there was thick fog, a man wearing a white apron would stand by the jack with a hurricane lamp so that play could continue.’
    • ‘The store stocks candles, flashlights, carbide and hurricane lamps, solar-powered attic fans and much more.’
    • ‘It gave six to seven times more light than the common hurricane lamp.’


hurricane lamp

/ˈhərəˌkān ˌlamp//ˈhərəˌkeɪn ˌlæmp/