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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- the light produced by burning illuminating gas
- a gas jet or burner
of or suggesting the period when gaslight was used for lighting: gaslight melodrama
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Light produced by burning illuminating gas.
- A gas burner or lamp.