: a small flashlight resembling a fountain pen in size or shape
Examples of penlight in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe young man in black climbed down the manhole’s footholds and flicked on a penlight.
Suzanne Sataline, Quartz, 30 Nov. 2019 Each sample, containing up to 20 grams of rock and grit, will be stored in a tube about the size of a penlight.
Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, 21 Nov. 2019 Next year, the park might ban flashlights and phones and provide penlights for an additional fee.
Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, 15 June 2017
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