Meaning of aneucapnic lamp in English:

aneucapnic lamp

Pronunciation /ˌanjʊkapnɪk ˈlamp/


(also anucapnic lamp)
  • A type of smokeless oil lamp having two metallic globes over the wick that serve to conduct air to the flame, avoiding the need for a chimney.

    The aneucapnic lamp was first developed by Scottish firm Thomas Rowett and Son.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Dundee Courier & Argus. From ancient Greek ἄνευ without, of unknown origin + καπνός smoke + -ic + lamp.