table lamp

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table lamp (plural table lamps)

  1. A lamp designed to be used on tables.
    • 1949 September and October, “The New Tavern Cars”, in Railway Magazine, page 282:
      Many will have pleasing recollections of the attractive effect, especially on a winter evening, of a dining car or Pullman train, with its shaded table-lamps throwing their light on napery, cutlery, and glass to give a heartening picture of well-being.