Part of speech: noun

A transparent case, for enclosing a light.

Part of speech: noun

A tower, as on a roof, to give light.

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Usage examples "lantern":

  1. Before long came a splash of oars, and a boat, with a lantern fastened to its bow, entered the cove. - "Monitress Merle", Angela Brazil.
  2. Will you hold the lantern here, John? - "When London Burned", G. A. Henty.
  3. Take the lantern for a bit. - "Will of the Mill", George Manville Fenn.