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flash lamp

noun, Photography
a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph.
Also, flashlamp.
Also called flash.
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
Encyclopedia Article for 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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