dead·​light ˈded-ˌlīt How to pronounce deadlight (audio)
: a metal cover or shutter fitted to a port to keep out light and water

Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deadlight was in 1726

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Cite this Entry

“Deadlight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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