Definition of searchlight in English:

searchlight

Syllabification: search·light
Pronunciation: /ˈsərCHˌlīt
 
/

noun

  • A powerful outdoor electric light with a concentrated beam that can be turned in the required direction.
    More example sentences
    • The contact boat was only two miles from Grafton, and a chase ensued, with the suspected smugglers being illuminated by powerful searchlights.
    • Eighty-eight powerful searchlights are used, each with a 7,000-watt bulb.
    • They also move about unrestrained by razor wire, searchlights, locks or electric fences.

More definitions of searchlight

Definition of searchlight in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space