Definition of flashlight
1a : a sudden bright artificial light used in taking photographic picturesb : a photograph taken by such a light
2 : a small battery-operated portable electric light
Recent Examples of flashlight from the Web
In his 4½ years as a state senator from Manhattan, Brad Holyman has handed out everything from flashlights to T-shirts at political rallies.
Bug spray and a flashlight should be brought along and children must be accompanied by an adult.
About 800 riders evacuated themselves from the train, relying on phones and FDNY flashlights to lead them aboveground.
These are your current options: bring up the camera app, take a screenshot (my personal favorite), launch HTC Sense Companion, launch an app of your choosing, start an instant voice recording, turn on your Wi-Fi hotspot, or turn on the flashlight.
Nulton’s flashlight illuminated a purse on the floor and a person under a blanket on the couch at precisely the moment that Bak jumped on the sofa.
Staff will shine a small flashlight into your bag and move items aside with a stick to take a look.
Pierre Phelan Williams, 38, of Miami Gardens, was driving on Ocean Drive near Ninth Street around 11:25 p.m. when a police officer at a traffic stop shone his flashlight into the car to see if Williams had his seat belt on.
Smith then struck her mother with a flashlight in the doorway to her bedroom, moved her to the living room and proceeded to strike her several more times with the mallet, according to the Leavenworth County Attorney.
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First Known Use of flashlight
FLASHLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flashlight for English Language Learners
: a small electric light that can be carried in your hand and that runs on batteries
FLASHLIGHT Defined for Kids
Definition of flashlight for Students
: a small portable electric light that runs on batteries
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