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

  • n. See flashbulb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lamp that emits a brief flash of bright light; used to take photographs in a dark environment
  • n. A flashbulb

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • For groups examined at shock levels above 100 V, the foot shock was so potent that a photoflash was ineffective in producing RA.

    Red Ice Creations

  • He thinks of Pearl Harbor, just under ten years ago, he was in New York that day as well, and the news seemed to shimmer in the air, everything in photoflash, plain objects hot and charged.


  • Or it would power a single flash from a mid-size photoflash, perhaps ten from a small flash attachment.

    The Big Mo

  • In the cosmic ray example, a better indication would be that it has an energy similar to what is required for a photoflash on a camera.

    Meteor Crater

  • The words were caught in a firework of photoflash, and her picture appeared on the cover of Celebrity Ferrets, her question turned large type below.

    Rescue Ferrets at Sea

  • Advantage of this effect is taken in a photoflash device and in some spot-welding equipment.

    6. Electrical Field

  • Every few minutes the whole landscape seems to explode, as if a giant photoflash has gone off above it.

    2010 Odyssey Two

  • It enables exposure times of 0.3 millionth of a second (300 nanoseconds) - much faster than conventional photoflash units (50 microseconds) and industrial stroboscope lamps (one microsecond). - latest science and technology news stories

  • The photoflash business remains in discontinued operations. Home Page

  • Use the sulfate bomb, electric bomb, or photoflash bomb.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.