What does flashlight mean?

Definitions for flashlight
ˈflæʃˌlaɪtflash·light

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flashlight, torchnoun

    a small portable battery-powered electric lamp

Wiktionary

  1. flashlightnoun

    A battery-powered hand-held lightsource.

  2. Etymology: flash + light

Wikipedia

  1. Flashlight

    A flashlight (US, CA) or torch (UK, AU) is a portable hand-held electric lamp. Formerly, the light source typically was a miniature incandescent light bulb, but these have been displaced by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) since the mid-2000s. A typical flashlight consists of the light source mounted in a reflector, a transparent cover (sometimes combined with a lens) to protect the light source and reflector, a battery, and a switch, all enclosed in a case. The invention of the dry cell and miniature incandescent electric lamps made the first battery-powered flashlights possible around 1899. Today, flashlights use mostly light-emitting diodes and run on disposable or rechargeable batteries. Some are powered by the user turning a crank, shaking the lamp, or squeezing it. Some have solar panels to recharge the battery. Flashlights are used as a light source outdoors, in places without permanently installed lighting, during power outages, or when a portable light source is needed. In addition to the general-purpose, hand-held flashlight, many forms have been adapted for special uses. Head- or helmet-mounted flashlights designed for miners and campers leave the hands free. Some flashlights can be used under water or in flammable atmospheres.

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  1. flashlight

    A flashlight is a portable handheld device that emits light from a bulb or a set of LEDs, primarily used to illuminate areas in darkness. It is typically powered by batteries and can be turned on or off by a switch. Flashlights are widely used during power outages, outdoor activities like camping, or situations where additional light is required.

Wikidata

  1. Flashlight

    A flashlight is a hand-held portable electric-powered light source. Usually the light source is a small incandescent light bulb or light-emitting diode. A typical flashlight consists of a light bulb mounted in a reflector, a transparent cover to protect the light source and reflector, a battery, and a switch. These are supported and protected by a case. The invention of the dry cell and miniature incandescent electric light bulbs made the first battery-powered flashlights possible around 1899. Today flashlights use mostly incandescent lamps or light-emitting diodes and run on disposable or rechargeable batteries. Some are powered by the user turning a crank or shaking the lamp, and some are powered by solar panels. In addition to the general-purpose hand-held flashlight, many forms have been adapted for special uses. Head or helmet-mounted flashlights designed for miners and campers leave the hands free. Some flashlights can be used underwater or in flammable atmospheres.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flashlight in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flashlight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of flashlight in a Sentence

  1. Minna Antrim:

    An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.

  2. National Weather Service:

    Turn on your flashlight before entering a vacated building, the battery could produce a spark that could ignite leaking gas, if present.

  3. Trooper Ed Andersson:

    I scan with my flashlight and I found him standing in the emergency lane, i could tell he already had his weapon pointed at me.

  4. Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

    He and his wife began screaming and splashing water at the animal, the victim’s wife grabbed a flashlight and shined it on the animal, which they then identified as a mountain lion.

  5. John Smith:

    We didn't even have time to empty the garbage, i'm going in first with a flashlight and wearing a mask, and one of us will open the doors and windows and flush the house out.

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