lanthorn

lanthorn

[lant-hawrn, lan-tern]
noun Archaic.

Origin:
1580–90; alteration by folk etymology (lanterns formerly had reflectors made of translucent sheets of horn)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To lanthorn
Collins
World English Dictionary
lanthorn (ˈlæntˌhɔːn, ˈlæntən)
 
n
an archaic word for lantern

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature