lamplighter lamplighter  /ˈlæm ˌplaɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (when gas was used for streetlights) a person who lights and extinguishes streetlights

Usage(s):

  1. I lost my job as lamplighter.
  2. They would sneak around behind the lamplighter on Lafayette Square extinguishing the lamps he lit.
  3. As he crossed Worth, he watched the lamplighter gingerly poke his torch, like a wizard's wand, up inside the glass globe toward the jet of gas.

News

  1. Springhouse Theatre Company: new name, new season

    Who doesn’t love a tale of transformation? Springhouse Theatre Company, formerly Lamplighter’s Theatre Company, takes on a new name in addition to announcing a roster of regeneration.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Ashland City Times

  2. Waterstone Financial to go public

    Waterstone said its board, along with the boards of directors of Lamplighter Financial MHC and the bank, have unanimously adopted a plan of conversion and reorganization.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Small Business Times

  3. U.S. Open at Merion: Local businesses expect big boost

    HAVERFORD — Two weeks after Jack Quinn opened the Lamplighter Tavern in 1971, Lee Trevino outlasted Jack Nicklaus to win the U.S. Open in an 18-hole playoff at Merion Golf Club. The U.S. Open will return to the narrow course next week and bring with it millions of dollars in revenue for local businesses.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: News of Delaware County

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