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

  • n. Chiefly British A lantern.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lantern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See lantern.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of lantern.


Alteration (influenced by horn, of which the sides were once made) of lantern.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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