Definitions for dark lantern
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a lantern having an opening with a shutter that can be slid across the opening to obscure the light.
Origin of dark lantern:
dark lantern, bull's-eye(noun)
a lantern with a single opening and a sliding panel that can be closed to conceal the light
A lantern with a panel that slides to block the light.
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