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arc lamp

n.
An electric light in which a current traverses a gas between two incandescent electrodes and generates an arc that produces light. Also called arc light.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arc lamp - a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodesarc lamp - a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes
carbon arc, carbon arc lamp - has carbon electrodes
electric lamp - a lamp powered by electricity
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arc lamp

, arc light
nBogenlampe f, → Bogenlicht nt
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