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 for Lantern
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lantern \Lan"tern\ (l[a^]n"t[~e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L.
     lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth`r light, torch. See
     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.
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     2. (Arch.)
        (a) An open structure of light material set upon a roof,
            to give light and air to the interior.
        (b) A cage or open chamber of rich architecture, open
            below into the building or tower which it crowns.
        (c) A smaller and secondary cupola crowning a larger one,
            for ornament, or to admit light; such as the lantern
            of the cupola of the Capitol at Washington, or that of
            the Florence cathedral.
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     3. (Mach.) A lantern pinion or trundle wheel. See Lantern
        pinion (below).
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     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.
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     5. (Founding) A perforated barrel to form a core upon.
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     6. (Zool.) See Aristotle's lantern.
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     Note: Fig. 1 represents a hand lantern; fig. 2, an arm
           lantern; fig. 3, a breast lantern; -- so named from the
           positions in which they are carried.
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     Dark lantern, a lantern with a single opening, which may be
        closed so as to conceal the light; -- called also
     Lantern jaws, long, thin jaws; hence, a thin visage.
     Lantern pinion, Lantern wheel (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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lantern \Lan"tern\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lanterned; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Lanterning.] [Cf. F. lanterner to hang at the lamp
     post, fr. lanterne. See Lantern.]
     To furnish with a lantern; as, to lantern a lighthouse.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: light in a transparent protective case

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  103 Moby Thesaurus words for "lantern":
     antenna tower, barbican, bay, bay window, belfry, bell tower,
     bow window, campanile, candle, casement, casement window, ceiling,
     colossus, column, cupola, derrick, dome, eaves,
     electric light bulb, fan window, fanlight, fire, fire tower, flame,
     glim, grille, housetop, illuminant, illuminator, incandescent body,
     lamp, lancet window, lattice, light, light bulb, light source,
     lighthouse, louver window, luminant, luminary, martello,
     martello tower, mast, match, minaret, monument, moon, obelisk,
     observation tower, oriel, overhead, pagoda, pane, penthouse,
     picture window, pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, plafond, pole, port,
     porthole, pylon, pyramid, ridgepole, roof, roof garden, roof-deck,
     roofage, roofing, roofpole, rooftop, rooftree, rose window, shaft,
     shingles, skylight, skyscraper, slates, source of light, spire,
     standpipe, stars, steeple, stupa, sun, taper, television mast,
     tiles, top, tope, torch, tour, tower, transom, turret, water tower,
     wicket, windmill tower, window, window bay, window glass,

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