flash lamp

noun Photography.
a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph.
Also, flashlamp.
Also called flash.


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flash lamp

any of several devices that produce brief, intense emissions of light useful in photography and in the observation of objects in rapid motion

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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Having obtained dry matches and materials to make a flash lamp, he intended to escape and warn the new team before it landed.
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