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English definition of “jack-o'-lantern”

jack-o'-lantern

noun [C]     /ˌdʒæk.əˈlæn.tən/ US  /-tɚn/ US
a light made from a hollow pumpkin with holes cut into the sides like the eyes and mouth of a person's face , inside which there is a candle Objects and decorations connected with celebrations
(Definition of jack-o'-lantern noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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