One that lights lamps, especially a person hired to light and extinguish gaslit streetlights.(noun)
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Use "lamplighter" in a sentence
"To the cold and weary citizens out on the streets back then, the lamplighter is a very comforting sight."
"The lamplighter was usually a tall man, a character, and his position was considered an important one."
"Did you not see it? he bellowed at Laurie, our lamplighter."