Meaning of “searchlight” in the English Dictionary

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"searchlight" in British English

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searchlightnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɜːtʃ.laɪt/ us /ˈsɝːtʃ.laɪt/

a light with a very bright beam that can be turned in any direction, used especially to guard prisons or to see the movements of enemy aircraft 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 bright beam of light and can turn in any direction

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

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