Lantern

Definition of Lantern

Lan´tern   Pronunciation: lăn´tẽrn
n.1.Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; - sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn, perforated tin, glass, oiled paper, or other material, having a lamp or candle within; sometimes fixed, as the glazed inclosure of a street light, or of a lighthouse light.
2.(Arch.) An open structure of light material set upon a roof, to give light and air to the interior.
3.(Mach.) A lantern pinion or trundle wheel. See Lantern pinion (below).
4.(Steam Engine) A kind of cage inserted in a stuffing box and surrounding a piston rod, to separate the packing into two parts and form a chamber between for the reception of steam, etc.; - called also lantern brass.
5.(Founding) A perforated barrel to form a core upon.
6.(Zool.) See Aristotle's lantern.
Dark lantern
a lantern with a single opening, which may be closed so as to conceal the light; - called also bull's-eye.
Lantern jaws
long, thin jaws; hence, a thin visage.
Lantern pinion
(Mach.) a kind of pinion or wheel having cylindrical bars or trundles, instead of teeth, inserted at their ends in two parallel disks or plates; - so called as resembling a lantern in shape; - called also wallower, or trundle.
Lantern shell
(Zool.) any translucent, marine, bivalve shell of the genus Anatina, and allied genera.
Magic lantern
an optical instrument consisting of a case inclosing a light, and having suitable lenses in a lateral tube, for throwing upon a screen, in a darkened room or the like, greatly magnified pictures from slides placed in the focus of the outer lens.
v. t.1.To furnish with a lantern; as, to lantern a lighthouse.
[imp. & p. p. Lanterned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lanterning.]

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