Lantern (2)

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The glazed enclosure, usually of cylindrical or polygonal shape, at the top of a lighthouse, light vessel or buoy, which surrounds and protects the optical apparatus.

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Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM