Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for securing a lamp to its support; specifically, a socket or holder fitted with electric terminals, into which the top of the glass globe of an incandescent lamp is fitted, or from which it hangs.

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Examples

  • It was lighted by a large lamp-holder shaped like a lotus and full of a yellow oil wherein floated handfuls of burning tow, and military things might be distinguished gleaming in the shade.

    Salammbo

  • He needed one more handhold and he saw it, off to his left, where a metal stanchion jutted diagonally downwards to support a lamp-holder over the doorway.

    Sharpe's Gold

  • At that moment the master of the house was engaged in lighting his lamp; and holding in his hand a match, dipped in grease and lighted, was about to put it into the lamp-holder.

    The Talking Beasts

  • To reconstruct a past world, doubtless with a view to the highest purposes of truth -- what a work to be in any way present at, to assist in, though only as a lamp-holder!

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • a work to be in any way present at, to assist in, though only as a lamp-holder!

    Middlemarch

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