Meaning of agitable lamp in English:

agitable lamp

noun

historical, rare
  • An oil lamp with a closed reservoir, able to be moved without spillage of oil.

    The patent description by Miles in 1787 does not include the term, referring instead to ‘making lamps…so as to give perfect light though ever so much agitated’.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Felix Farley's Bristol Journal.