droplight
noun Date: 1890 an electric light suspended by a cord or on a portable extension

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  • droplight — drop light , n. An electric or gas light suspended from the ceiling by a flexible cord or tube, allowing artificial light to be brought down from a chandelier nearer to a table or desk; a pendant; also, an electric light bulb in a small holder,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • droplight — /drop luyt /, n. an electric or gas lamp suspended from the ceiling or wall by a flexible cord or tube. [1860 65, Amer.; DROP + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • droplight — /ˈdrɒplaɪt/ (say dropluyt) noun an electric lamp connected with a fixture above by a tube or wire which enables it to be brought down to a lower level …   Australian English dictionary

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