Lanthorn definition

lănthôrn, lăntərn
A lantern.
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The definition of a lanthorn is an old British word that is defined as lantern.

An example of a lanthorn is a portable lighting device which was made with reflectors which were made from translucent sheets of horn.

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(archaic) A lantern.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lanthorn
Plural:
lanthorns

Origin of lanthorn

  • Alteration (influenced by horn of which the sides were once made) of lantern

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition