One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A light that is suspended from a reel so that it can be raised or lowered, typically over a work area.
- ‘Figure 1 is a front elevational view of the magnetically mounted droplight with swivel showing my new design.’
- ‘The purpose of the project was to measure the candlepower emitted by the droplight under different ambient temperatures over the life of the batteries.’
- ‘By the time they closed the inner hatch of the airlock the blood-red droplights had come on.’
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