Definition of magic lantern noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


magic lantern

BrE BrE//ˌmædʒɪk ˈlæntən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmædʒɪk ˈlæntərn//
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a piece of equipment used in the past to make pictures appear on a white wall or screen
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: magic lantern