Meaning of “lighthouse” in the English Dictionary

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"lighthouse" in British English

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lighthousenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlaɪt.haʊs/ us /ˈlaɪt.haʊs/

a tall building near the coast or shore with a flashing light at the top to warn ships of rocks and other dangers

(Definition of “lighthouse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lighthouse" in American English

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lighthousenoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɑɪtˌhɑʊs/ plural lighthouses /ˈlɑɪtˌhɑʊ·zəz, -səz/

a tall structure by the sea with a flashing light that warns ships of dangerous rocks or shows them the way into a port

(Definition of “lighthouse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)