penlight
also penlite noun Date: 1945 a small flashlight resembling a fountain pen in size or shape

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  • penlight — ► NOUN ▪ a small electric torch shaped like a pen …   English terms dictionary

  • penlight — ☆ penlight or penlite [pen′līt΄ ] n. a flashlight that is about as small and slender as a fountain pen …   English World dictionary

  • Penlight — A penlight is a small, pen sized flashlight, usually containing two AA batteries and/or AAA batteries. A number of different designs are common. In some an incandescent light bulb has an integral lens that focuses the light, thus no reflector is… …   Wikipedia

  • penlight — /pen luyt /, n. a flashlight similar in size and shape to a fountain pen. Also, penlite. [1955 60; PEN1 + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • penlight — noun a small torch / flashlight that resembles a fountain pen …   Wiktionary

  • penlight — pen|light [ˈpenlaıt] n an electric light that you can carry in your hand and that is almost as small as a pen →↑flashlight →↑torch1 (1) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • penlight — n. small flashlight that is long and thin like a pen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • penlight — noun a small electric torch shaped like a pen …   English new terms dictionary

  • penlight — pen•light or pen•lite [[t]ˈpɛnˌlaɪt[/t]] n. a flashlight similar in size and shape to a fountain pen • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • penlight — noun a small flashlight resembling a fountain pen • Hypernyms: ↑flashlight, ↑torch …   Useful english dictionary

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