Carcel lamp

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Named after its French inventor.


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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Carcel lamp in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)