What does the word lantern mean?

Usage examples for lantern

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