What does the word wick mean?

Usage examples for wick

  1. The lamp was burning low; he reached over to turn up the wick. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  2. He put back the chimney and shade, turned up the wick, and the room was bathed in golden light. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  3. The hatches were on, the deadlights shipped, and a lamp, with its long wick unsnuffed, swung wildly to and fro. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley