klieg light
or kleig light noun Etymology: John H. Kliegl died 1959 & Anton T. Kliegl died 1927 German-born American lighting experts Date: 1919 a carbon arc lamp used especially in making motion pictures

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  • klieg light — ☆ klieg light [klēg ] n. [after its inventors, Anton Kliegl (1872 1927) and his brother John (1869 1959), U.S. lighting engineers] a very bright, hot arc light used to light film sets: also sp. kleig …   English World dictionary

  • klieg light — klieg′ light n. mot a powerful type of arc light once widely used in motion picture studios • Etymology: 1925–30, amer.; after the brothers J. H. Kliegl (1869–1959) and Anton Kliegl (1872–1927), German born U.S. inventors …   From formal English to slang

  • Klieg light — Film The carbon arc source was so bright that it allowed film directors to make day at night, which also heralded the era of blinding actors mdash;a term coined as Klieg eye . Stage In the early days of spotlights, the name Klieg light became… …   Wikipedia

  • Klieg Light —    As the film industry was getting started, so was another industry most useful to both stage and the early motion pictures. It was the klieg light, a light invented by the Kleigl brothers, John H. (1869 1959) and Anton T. (1872 1927), born in… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • klieg light — noun carbon arc lamp that emits an intense light used in producing films • Hypernyms: ↑carbon arc lamp, ↑carbon arc * * * klieg light, a bright, hot arc light, used in taking motion pictures. Also, kleig light. ╂[American English < Anton… …   Useful english dictionary

  • klieg light — noun An intense carbon arc lamp used in cinematography See Also: klieg eyes …   Wiktionary

  • klieg light — a powerful type of arc light once widely used in motion picture studios. [1925 30, Amer.; named after the brothers J. H. Kliegl (1869 1959) and Anton Kliegl (1872 1927), German born American inventors; final l of Kliegl prob. taken as initial l… …   Universalium

  • klieg light — /ˈklig laɪt/ (say kleeg luyt) noun a floodlight with an arc light source used in film studios to project a beam of high actinic power. {named after JH Kliegl, 1869–1959, and his brother, Anton T Kliegl, 1872–1927, German born US inventors} …   Australian English dictionary

  • klieg light —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • klieg light — ‚klɪːg‚laɪt type of strong arc lamp formerly used in the movie industry (invented by John and Anton Kliegl); any powerful spotlight used in television or movie studios …   English contemporary dictionary

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