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lamplighter

[lamp-lahy-ter] /ˈlæmpˌlaɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person employed to light and extinguish street lamps, especially those burning gas.
2.
a contrivance for lighting lamps.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; lamp + lighter
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lamplighter

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