Definitions for lamplighterˈlæmpˌlaɪ tər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person employed to light and extinguish gaslit street lamps.
a contrivance for lighting lamps.
Origin of lamplighter:
(when gas was used for streetlights) a person who lights and extinguishes streetlights
A person employed to light streetlights at dusk and snuff them at dawn. An obsolete occupation since lights are now electric, most likely seen in the works of such authors as Charles Dickens, often appearing as a symbolic light-bringing figure.
one who, or that which, lights a lamp; esp., a person who lights street lamps
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A lamplighter, historically, was an employee of a town who lit street lights.
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