Arc light
Arc light Arc light (Elec.) The light of an arc lamp. See {arc lamp} under {lamp}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • arc-light — arcˈ lamp or arcˈ light noun A lamp whose source of light is an electric arc between carbon electrodes • • • Main Entry: ↑arc …   Useful english dictionary

  • arc light — arc′ light n. 1) elm an electric lamp in which the light source is a high intensity arc between carbon rods or metal electrodes 2) mot elm the light produced by such a lamp • Etymology: 1875–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • arc light — arc ,light noun count a light that is produced when electricity flows between two separated points …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • arc light — noun a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes • Syn: ↑arc lamp • Hypernyms: ↑electric lamp • Hyponyms: ↑carbon arc lamp, ↑carbon arc * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arc Light —    Around 1900, the arc light or carbon arc began to replace the limelight, largely because the arc light was more economical. An extremely bright, even harsh, white light was produced by the electric spark that jumped between two carbon… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • arc light — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms arc light : singular arc light plural arc lights a light that is produced when electricity flows between two separated points …   English dictionary

  • Arc Light — Infobox Book name = Arc Light image caption = probably cover of UK Hodder Stoughton hardback author = Eric L. Harry country = United States language = English cover artist = genre = techno thriller publisher = Simon Schuster (HB), Jove Books (PB) …   Wikipedia

  • arc light — arc lights N COUNT: usu pl Arc lights are a type of very bright electric light. ...the brilliant glare of the arc lights …   English dictionary

  • arc light — 1. Also, arc lamp. a lamp in which the light source is a high intensity electric arc either between carbon rods in air or between metal electrodes in a xenon gas atmosphere enclosed in a quartz bulb. 2. the light produced by such a lamp. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • arc light — /ˈak laɪt / (say ahk luyt) noun 1. Also, arc lamp. a lamp in which the light source of high intensity is an electric arc, usually between carbon rods. 2. the light produced …   Australian English dictionary

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