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An oil lamp with a glass chimney, designed to protect the flame even in high winds.
- ‘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.’
- ‘It gave six to seven times more light than the common hurricane lamp.’
- ‘The store stocks candles, flashlights, carbide and hurricane lamps, solar-powered attic fans and much more.’
- ‘When they predict a hurricane, you board up your windows, tether your boat, and clean your hurricane lamp.’
hurricane lamp/ˈhərəˌkān ˌlamp/
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