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1North American An electric torch.
lamp, torch, flashlightView synonyms
- ‘Rogers, the electrician, held a flashlight in one hand and was digging through the box with the other.’
- ‘Keep a flashlight, candles and matches in the glove box.’
- ‘Chris held up a flashlight so he could see where the hatch was.’
- ‘‘Power outage,’ I grumbled, picking up the flashlight and drawing shapes with it on the wall.’
- ‘He got out the flashlight and turned it on and shone it inside.’
- ‘Most of us have experienced a temporary loss of electricity and know the helpless feeling of fumbling around for a flashlight or matches and candles.’
- ‘If you plan to rely on flashlights or electric lanterns for emergency lighting, be sure to keep plenty of fresh batteries on hand.’
- ‘I found myself wishing for a flashlight when I distinctly heard someone or something on the path ahead.’
- ‘Five barefooted girls in pajamas made their way across the street with flashlights in hand.’
- ‘The dim haze of flashlights bounced around the sharp turn in the tunnel.’
- ‘Bright gas lanterns are better than flashlights.’
- ‘Putting the flashlight down on the chair next to him, he pulled the painting off the wall and let it fall unceremoniously to the floor.’
- ‘The numerous torches and flashlights held by the soldiers was a blinding sight.’
- ‘Emily took candles, flashlights, and blankets and sat on the couch.’
- ‘We grabbed our flashlights and lanterns and waited to see, or hear what would be next.’
- ‘They use flashlights to search the ground near buildings and streetlights.’
- ‘The opposition group met later with candles and flashlights to select a new interim governor.’
- ‘Melody looked at him confused, then to her flashlight.’
- ‘He shines his flashlight in my eyes, twists my head and leaves.’
- ‘He looked at his charts with his pen flashlight.’
2A flashing light used for signals and in lighthouses.
distress signal, rocket, very light, beacon, light, flashlight, signalView synonyms
- ‘Behind there was the lighthouse sweep of flashlights traversing empty space.’
- ‘Hundreds and hundreds of flashlights are signalling us… strobe lights, flares.’
3another term for flashgun
- ‘The flashlights are popping off her and the roar of the crowd smashes into her stomach.’
- ‘Though it is good that there is interest in the turtles, the beach is awash with flashlights and flashbulbs, causing considerable disturbance to the turtles.’
- ‘It all came true with a Prince's Trust loan of £2,000 which allowed her to buy a medium format camera and studio flashlights with enough left over to turn her garden shed into a light-sealed dark room and to advertise.’
- ‘There are also flashlights for spotlighting details.’
- ‘They had all brought their cameras with them and the flashlights lit up the murky Manchester sky almost as though it was the paparazzi pursuing a cat-walk model down the runway.’
- ‘A short foray into the spotlights, the briefest dance with immortality and then exit stage left in a body bag illuminated by a thousand camera flashlights.’
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