jacklight

noun
jack·​light | \ ˈjak-ˌlīt How to pronounce jacklight (audio) \

Definition of jacklight

: a light used especially in hunting or fishing at night

First Known Use of jacklight

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jacklight was in 1841

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“Jacklight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacklight. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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