deadlight
noun Date: 1726 a metal cover or shutter fitted to a port to keep out light and water

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Deadlight — Dead light , n. (Naut.) A strong shutter, made to fit open ports and keep out water in a storm. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deadlight — [ded′līt΄] n. 1. a round metal cover placed over a ship s porthole in stormy weather 2. a window of heavy glass set in the deck or side of a ship 3. a skylight made so as not to be opened …   English World dictionary

  • deadlight — /ded luyt /, n. Naut. 1. a strong shutter able to be screwed against the interior of a porthole in heavy weather. 2. a thick pane of glass set in the hull or deck to admit light. [1720 30; DEAD + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • deadlight — noun A strong shutter fitted over a porthole etc. that can be closed in bad weather …   Wiktionary

  • deadlight — n. heavy shutter over porthole; thick window in deck or hull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deadlight — noun 1》 a protective cover fitted over a porthole or window on a ship. 2》 US a skylight designed not to be opened …   English new terms dictionary

  • deadlight — dead•light [[t]ˈdɛdˌlaɪt[/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. a strong shutter for the interior of a porthole in heavy weather 2) naut. navig. a thick pane of glass set in a ship s hull or deck to admit light • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • deadlight — /ˈdɛdlaɪt/ (say dedluyt) noun Nautical 1. a strong wooden or metal shutter for a cabin window or porthole, to prevent water from entering. 2. a thick pane of glass set in the hull or deck to admit light …   Australian English dictionary

  • deadlight — n. Naut. 1 a shutter inside a porthole. 2 US a skylight that cannot be opened …   Useful english dictionary

  • Operation Deadlight — Opération Deadlight L Opération Deadlight est le nom de code pour le sabordage des U Boots de la Kriegsmarine par les forces alliées qui se sont rendus après la défaite de l Allemagne à la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sur les 154 U Boots… …   Wikipédia en Français

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