Very light

Very light
noun Etymology: Edward W. Very died 1910 American naval officer Date: 1917 a pyrotechnic signal in a system of signaling using white or colored balls of fire projected from a special pistol

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  • Very light — n. a flare projected from a pistol for signalling or temporarily illuminating the surroundings. Etymology: E. W. Very, Amer. inventor d. 1910 * * * Very light f12 [ˈveri laɪt] [ˈveri laɪt] noun a bright coloured light that is fired from a gun as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Very-light — noun a colored flare fired from a Very pistol • Syn: ↑Very light • Hypernyms: ↑flare, ↑flash …   Useful english dictionary

  • very light — adj. having a very low weight; having a bright or light filled appearance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Very light — /ˈvɛri laɪt/ (say veree luyt), /ˈvɪəri/ (say vearree) noun a small coloured flare which is fired from a special pistol (Very pistol) for the purposes of illumination or signalling. {named after EW Very, 1847–1907, US inventor} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Very light — noun (C) trademark a bright light produced by a kind of burning bullet that is fired into the air as a signal that a ship needs help …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Very light — noun A type of pyrotechnic flare used as a signal or temporary illumination. Flares exploded, Very lights went up, even tracer, and as Jim raced the Fiat down the track he had the impression of leaving a military tattoo at its climax …   Wiktionary

  • Very light — n. colored flare that is shot from a Very pistol …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Very light — [ vɛri, vɪəri] noun a flare fired into the air from a pistol for signalling or for temporary illumination. Origin early 20th cent.: named after the American naval officer Edward W. Very …   English new terms dictionary

  • Very Light Aircraft — Very Light Aircraft, commonly known as ultralights or light sport aircraft, are small aircraft used for recreational aviation.Very Light Aircraft usually have more restrictive operating conditions than general aviation aircraft (for example, they …   Wikipedia

  • Very light jet — see also: List of very light jetsA very light jet (VLJ), previously known as a microjet, is, by convention, a small jet aircraft approved for single pilot operation, seating 4 8 people, with a maximum take off weight of under convert|10000|lb|kg| …   Wikipedia

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