Definition of wallwasher in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːlwɒʃə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A lighting fixture designed to illuminate a wall evenly without lighting the floor.
Example sentences
  • They fall into two basic categories: fixed, such as pendant lights, ceiling lights, wallwashers and spotlights, and freestanding which include standard lamps, table lamps and uplighters.
  • The effect of the lens wallwashers is achieved using reflector systems in conjunction with wallwasher lenses.
  • The space also serves as a gallery where artwork is illuminated by linear fluorescent wallwashers.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: wall|wash¦er

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.