Lamplighter definition

lămplītər
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One that lights lamps, especially a person hired to light and extinguish gaslit streetlights.
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(historical) A person whose work is lighting and extinguishing gas street lamps.
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A roll of paper, a wood splinter, etc. used to light lamps.
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(historical) A person employed to light streetlights at dusk and snuff them at dawn.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lamplighter
Plural:
lamplighters

Origin of lamplighter