Definition of deadlight in English:

deadlight

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛdlʌɪt
 
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noun

  • 1A protective cover or shutter fitted over a porthole or window on a ship.
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    • The side facing me had five square windows complete with deadlight covers, all encrusted in coral.
    • As we dropped off the tip of the bow to seabed level and swam along the wreck, we could see numerous portholes, all with heavy-duty deadlights securely fixed shut.
    • Fresh air was admitted through two large wind sails in the forward hatches, and also through the deadlights upon each side of the ship.
  • 2US A skylight designed not to be opened.
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    • The fully insulated oval glass front door with the 12"x36" deadlight above it really brightens up the front entrance.

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