Definitions for lamplighterˈlæmpˌlaɪ tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lamplighter(noun)

    (when gas was used for streetlights) a person who lights and extinguishes streetlights


  1. Lamplighter(n.)

    A device used to light lamps.

  2. Lamplighter(n.)

    One who, or that which, lights a lamp; esp., a person who in former times lighted street lamps which were illuminated by a combustible gas; -- such lamps are now little used, and primarily as nostalgic ornaments.


  1. lamplighter(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lamplighter(noun)

    one who, or that which, lights a lamp; esp., a person who lights street lamps

  2. Lamplighter(noun)

    the calico bass


  1. Lamplighter

    A lamplighter, historically, was an employee of a town who lit street lights.

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