from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A powerful carbon-arc lamp producing an intense light and used especially in making movies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An intense carbon arc lamp used in cinematography

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. carbon arc lamp that emits an intense light used in producing films


After John H. Kliegl (1869-1959) and his brother Anton Tiberius Kliegl (1872-1927), German-born American lighting experts.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From "John H. Kliegl" and "Anton T. Kliegl", its inventors (Wiktionary)


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