from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small portable lamp usually powered by batteries.
- n. A brief brilliant flood of light from a photographic lamp.
- n. A bright light, as of a signal lamp, that flashes at regular intervals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A battery-powered hand-held lightsource.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a kind of light shown by lighthouses, produced by the revolution of reflectors, so as to show a flash of light every few seconds, alternating with periods of dimness.
- n. a portable battery-powered electric lamp, small enough to be held in one hand; -- it is most commonly cylindrical, but other forms are also made. It is called in Britain a torch
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light so arranged as to emit sudden brilliant gleams, lasting but a short time: used for military signals and in lighthouses. See lighthouse.
- n. A preparation emitting when ignited a sudden and very brilliant light, used in taking instantaneous photographs at night or in a room insufficiently lighted by natural light, etc. It usually consists chiefly of a magnesium powder, sometimes in combination with guncotton.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small portable battery-powered electric lamp
(By the way, taking out contact lenses by the light of a flashlight is an interesting experience.)
My dad retrieved a flashlight from the truck, and we found the deer within a 100 yards.
When those zombies start rolling down the streets, a flashlight is just going to let you know where they are.
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I guessed immediately what the problem was and grabbed a flashlight from the table where they'd been left when everybody went to bed (instead of being stowed away where they belong, hint hint), and headed down to the basement.
When I finally had myself together, the hunt coordinator handed me a gun, and we followed my thin flashlight beam into the woods.
The closer a flashlight is to an observer, the brighter it appears, while the ever more distant flashlights would look proportionately dimmer.
I just grabbed the nearest 3V Li battery I could find (out of my keychain flashlight) and taped it to the leads.
Citizen patrols, etc. A group of people parading around with a cell phone and a flashlight is one hell of a deterrent.
[For the love of God] I don’t want to come off sounding like Bill O’Reilly but, I’ll admit that over the course of the past week (or so) I’ve found myself a little more hesitant to be finger pointing the problems of our government over this disaster and their response when right now I couldn’t even tell you where a simple flashlight is in my home.