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flash lamp

noun, Photography
1.
a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph.
Also, flashlamp.
Also called flash.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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Encyclopedia Article for flash-lamp

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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