flashlight
flashlight flash"light` n. a portable battery-powered electric lamp, small enough to be held in one hand; -- it is most commonly cylindrical, but other forms are also made. It is called in Britain a {torch}

Syn: torch. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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