from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The light of an arc lamp. See arc lamp under lamp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An electric light produced by the voltaic arc; the electric current passing between a pair of carbon-points slightly separated. See electric and voltaic arc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes
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