A flare fired into the air from a pistol for signalling or for temporary illumination.
More example sentences
- It resembled a Very light (flare in the USA - J.T.) used as a distress signal by Royal Air.
- The moon was at their back, and the enemy used mortar-fire, Very lights and fire-bombs, setting the corn alight.
- I looked round and in the clear blue the Very lights and tracer bullets were shooting up into the sky.
early 20th century: named after Edward W. Very (1847–1910), American naval officer.
Definition of Very light in:
- The US English dictionary