Definition of "flashlight" [flash•light]

  • A small portable lamp usually powered by batteries. (noun)
  • A brief brilliant flood of light from a photographic lamp. (noun)
  • A bright light, as of a signal lamp, that flashes at regular intervals. (noun)

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Use "flashlight" in a sentence
  • "(By the way, taking out contact lenses by the light of a flashlight is an interesting experience.)"
  • "My dad retrieved a flashlight from the truck, and we found the deer within a 100 yards."
  • "When those zombies start rolling down the streets, a flashlight is just going to let you know where they are."