Carcel lamp

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Named after its French inventor.

NounEdit

Carcel lamp (plural Carcel lamps)

  1. A mechanical lamp for lighthouses, in which a superabundance of oil is pumped to the wick tube by clockwork.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 10 November 2012, at 00:07