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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (when gas was used for street poles) a person who ignites and extinguishes street poles.

Usage examples (34)
  • To the cold and weary citizens out on the streets back then, the lamplighter is a very comforting sight.
  • The lamplighter was usually a tall man, a character, and his position was considered an important one.
  • I still wanted to hide it in the lamplighter nest.
  • And the half-breathless lamplighter he's in the net! for more
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