searchlight

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: search-light

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From search +‎ light

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: search‧light

Noun[edit]

searchlight (plural searchlights)

  1. A light source that projects a bright beam of light in any direction, generally for military use.
  2. The light from the above source.

Hypernyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

searchlight (third-person singular simple present searchlights, present participle searchlighting, simple past and past participle searchlighted)

  1. (transitive) To scan or sweep across like a searchlight.

References[edit]