searchlight Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"searchlight" in British English

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searchlightnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɜːtʃ.laɪt/  us   /ˈsɝːtʃ-/
a ​light with a very ​brightbeam that can be ​turned in any ​direction, used ​especially to ​guardprisons or to ​see the ​movements of ​enemyaircraft in the ​sky
(Definition of searchlight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"searchlight" in American English

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searchlightnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɜrtʃˌlɑɪt/
a ​device that puts out a very ​brightbeam of ​light and can ​turn in any ​direction
(Definition of searchlight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “searchlight”
in Chinese (Simplified) 探照灯…
in Chinese (Traditional) 探照燈…
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