minilamp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ lamp

Noun[edit]

minilamp ‎(plural minilamps)

  1. A miniature lamp.
    • 2007 July 2, Douglas Martin, “Jay Monroe, 80, Engineer Who Invented Tensor Lamp, Dies”, in New York Times[1]:
      Jay Monroe, an engineer whose wife’s discontent over the strong light he needed for bedtime reading provoked him to invent a high-intensity, low-voltage minilamp whose use spread to desks, jewelers’ worktables, limousines and far beyond, died on June 12 at his home in Sands Point, N.Y. He was 80.