Definition of footlight

1 : a light that casts its illumination upward from foot level especially : one of a row of lights set across the front of a stage floor usually used in plural
2 footlights plural : the stage as a profession

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First Known Use of footlight

circa 1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Footlight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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