Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A powerful carbon-arc lamp producing an intense light and used especially in making movies.

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  • noun An intense carbon arc lamp used in cinematography

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  • noun carbon arc lamp that emits an intense light used in producing films

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of Klieglight, trademark for such a lamp, after John H. Kliegl, (1869–1959) and his brother Anton Tiberius, Kliegl, (1872–1927), German-born American lighting experts.]

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From "John H. Kliegl" and "Anton T. Kliegl", its inventors

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