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 for Lantern wheel
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
     Lamp.]
     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
        bull's-eye.
  
     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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lantern wheel
      n 1: a small pinion having cylindrical bars instead of teeth,
           used chiefly in inexpensive clocks [syn: lantern pinion,
           lantern wheel]

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