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floodlight

noun flood·light \ ˈfləd-ˌlīt \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of floodlight

1 a : artificial illumination in a broad beam
b : a source of such illumination
2 : a lighting unit for projecting a broad beam of light

Examples of floodlight in a Sentence

  1. The yard was lit by floodlights.

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First Known Use of floodlight

1922


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floodlight

verb

Definition of floodlight

-lit play \ˈfləd-ˌlit\ also floodlighted; floodlighting
transitive verb
: to illuminate by means of one or more floodlights

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First Known Use of floodlight

1923


FLOODLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

floodlight

noun

Definition of floodlight for English Language Learners

  • : a light that shines brightly over a wide area


FLOODLIGHT Defined for Kids

floodlight

noun flood·light \ ˈfləd-ˌlīt \

Definition of floodlight for Students

: a light that shines brightly over a wide area


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