Definition of Davy lamp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Davy lamp

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a type of lamp, used in the past by miners, in which the flame was surrounded by a sheet of wire to prevent explosions Word Originearly 19th cent.: named after its inventor, Sir Humphry Davy (1778- 1829), the English chemist.
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