Davy lamp

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Davy lamp

n
(Mining & Quarrying) See safety lamp
[C19: named after Sir Humphry Davy, who invented it]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Davy lamp - an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)Davy lamp - an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)
kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp - a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
Translations
Davy-lámpa

Davy lamp

n(Gruben)sicherheitslampe f
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Chairman of the Lit and Phil, Paul Gailiunas with the George Stephenson Lamp
The Stephenson lamp, using glass instead of wire mesh, gave out a brighter light, although there was a risk of breakage.