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magic lantern

noun
1.
a device having an enclosed lamp and a lenslike opening, formerly used for projecting and magnifying images mounted on slides or films.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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  • The machine used to project the slides was frequently called a magic lantern.
  • W will display the scenes of the lodge with its big magic lantern.
British Dictionary definitions for magic lantern

magic lantern

noun
1.
an early type of slide projector Sometimes shortened to lantern
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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