noun Date: 1587 chiefly British lantern

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lanthorn — Lan thorn, n. See {Lantern}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lanthorn — [lan′tərn] n. [altered by folk etym. < LANTERN, by assoc. with HORN, material once used for the sides] archaic var. of LANTERN …   English World dictionary

  • lanthorn — ˈlantˌhȯrn, ȯ(ə)n, or like lantern noun ( s) Etymology: by folk etymology (influence of horn (I), of which the sides were formerly made) from lantern chiefly Britain : lantern * * * /lant hawrn …   Useful english dictionary

  • lanthorn — /lant hawrn , lan teuhrn/, n. Archaic. lantern. [1580 90; alter. by folk etym. (lanterns formerly had reflectors made of translucent sheets of horn)] * * * …   Universalium

  • lanthorn — noun A lantern …   Wiktionary

  • lanthorn — noun archaic spelling of lantern …   English new terms dictionary

  • lanthorn — lant·horn …   English syllables

  • lanthorn — lant•horn [[t]ˈlæntˌhɔrn, ˈlæn tərn[/t]] n. archaic lantern • Etymology: 1580–90; alter. by folk etym. (lanterns formerly had reflectors made of horn) …   From formal English to slang

  • lanthorn — /ˈlæntən/ (say lantuhn) noun Obsolete a lantern. {lant(ern) + horn, alteration of lantern, by folk etymology, since early lanterns had translucent sides made of horn} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lanthorn-fly — noun A firefly …   Wiktionary

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