lamplighter

[lamp-lahy-ter]
noun
1.
a person employed to light and extinguish street lamps, especially those burning gas.
2.
a contrivance for lighting lamps.

Origin:
1740–50; lamp + lighter

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lamplighter (ˈlæmpˌlaɪtə)
 
n
1.  (formerly) a person who lit and extinguished street lamps, esp gas ones
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) any of various devices used to light lamps

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