(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, lights a lamp; esp., a person who in former times lighted street lamps which were illuminated by a combustible gas; -- such lamps are now little used, and primarily as nostalgic ornaments.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he did go,
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago.
Song lyrics. (?)

2. (Zol.) The calico bass.
[1913 Webster]

3. A device used to light lamps.


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