lamplighter definition

  • noun:
    • the one that lights lamps, especially one hired to light and extinguish gaslit streetlights.
    • people employed to light streetlights at night and snuff all of them at dawn. An obsolete profession since lights are now electric, most likely observed in the works of these writers as Charles Dickens, frequently appearing as a symbolic light-bringing figure.
    • person who, or what, lights a lamp
    • The calico bass.
    • a computer device accustomed light lamps.
    • someone used to light street-lamps.
    • Apiece of report rolled into a spill, accustomed light lamps.
    • A torch employed for lighting gas-lamps.
    • The bass (seafood).
    • (when fuel had been employed for streetlights) an individual who lights and extinguishes streetlights

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