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droplight Syllabification: drop·light
Pronunciation: /ˈdräplīt/

Definition of droplight in English:


A light that is suspended from a reel so that it can be raised or lowered, typically over a work area.
Example sentences
  • By the time they closed the inner hatch of the airlock the blood-red droplights had come on.
  • Figure 1 is a front elevational view of the magnetically mounted droplight with swivel showing my new design.
  • The purpose of the project was to measure the candlepower emitted by the droplight under different ambient temperatures over the life of the batteries.

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