Meaning of “jack-o'-lantern” in the English Dictionary

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"jack-o'-lantern" in British English

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jack-o'-lanternnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʒæk.əˈlæn.tən/ us /ˌdʒæk.əˈlæn.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

(Definition of “jack-o'-lantern” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jack-o’-lantern" in American English

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jack-o’-lanternnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒæk·əˌlæn·tərn/

a pumpkin with its seeds removed and cut with holes shaped like eyes, a nose, and a mouth, and lit with a candle inside, which is made at Halloween

(Definition of “jack-o’-lantern” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)