searchlight

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noun search·light \-ˌlīt\

Definition of searchlight

  1. :  an apparatus for projecting a powerful beam of light; also :  a beam of light projected by it

1883

First Known Use of searchlight

1883


SEARCHLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

searchlight

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noun search·light \-ˌlīt\

Definition of searchlight for English Language Learners

  • : a very bright light that can be aimed in different directions and that is used to find people or things in the dark


SEARCHLIGHT Defined for Kids

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noun search·light \ˈsərch-ˌlīt\

Definition of searchlight for Students

  1. :  a lamp for sending a beam of bright light


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