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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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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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