from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small lantern with a reflector, designed to be hung upon the dash-board of a carriage.


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  • The dash-lamp threw a weird greenish glow on the driver's face.

    The Striker Portfolio

  • Ponies were saddled, packs lashed on, after which the party started away, the guide leading, carrying a kerosene dash-lamp to assist her in reading blazes on trees and avoiding obstructions, for the lamp had a reflector that threw a fairly strong bar of light.

    Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods


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