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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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British Dictionary definitions for magic-lantern

magic lantern

noun
1.
an early type of slide projector Sometimes shortened to lantern
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