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Light"er (l&ī;t"&etilde_;r), n. One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps.
cigarette lighter A small portable device which produces a flame when a button is pushed, carried on the person to allow one to light cigarettes conveniently, and taking the place of a match. It may have a reservoir of liquid fuel conveyed by a wick, or may contain compressed butane as the fuel.
Light"er, n. [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See Light not heavy.] (Naut.) A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of shipment or delivery.
Lighter screw (Mach.), a screw for adjusting the distance between the stones in a grinding mill by raising or lowering the bridgetree.
Light"er, v. t. To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship.