penlight

noun
pen·light | \ˈpen-ˌlīt \
variants: or less commonly penlite

Definition of penlight 

: a small flashlight resembling a fountain pen in size or shape

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Next year, the park might ban flashlights and phones and provide penlights for an additional fee. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "For 2 spectacular weeks, mating fireflies light up Smoky Mountains," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of penlight

1930, in the meaning defined above

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penlight

noun

English Language Learners Definition of penlight

: a small flashlight that looks like a pen

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