Definition of searchlight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsərCHˌlīt/


A powerful outdoor electric light with a concentrated beam that can be turned in the required direction.
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.

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Syllabification: search·light

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