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.

    Etymology: flash + light

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  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. 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.

  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. Minna Antrim:

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

  4. Gary Paulsen:

    The most, MOST important thing is to read, read all the time ; read when they tell you not to read, what they tell you not to read, read with a flashlight under the covers, read on the bus, standing on a corner, waiting for a friend, in the dentist's waiting room. Read every minute you can. READ LIKE A WOLF EATS. Read.

  5. Banpot Korncam:

    They just sat quietly without doing anything because it was dark, when they were hungry Coach Ek would use a flashlight to shine on the stalactites above.

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