from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An apparatus containing a light source and a reflector for projecting a high-intensity beam of approximately parallel rays of light.
- n. The beam of light so projected.
- n. A flashlight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A light source that projects a bright beam of light in any direction.
- n. The light from the above source.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apparatus for projecting a powerful beam of light of approximately parallel rays, usually devised so that it can be swiveled about.
- n. The beam of light projecting by this apparatus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An electric arc-light having a lens or reflector, mounted on shipboard or on land on a vertical axis in such a way that the beam of light may be made to traverse in a horizontal path.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction
This should make for a interesting day in searchlight NV.
By the way I have a very good education from France and I would have to look in a dictionary to see what the word for searchlight is as well.
The town does have a searchlight, which is awesome, and its main attraction, the Searchlight Nugget Casino, sells a bottomless cup of coffee for 10 cents.
Gill says the "searchlight" should be turned to the players who will participate in the Games.
I looked back to the shore, with its winking lights and looming cliffs, and wished I could see by some kind of searchlight into the soul of England on this night of fate.
Extraterrestrials would be more likely to send narrow "searchlight" beams delivered in pulses.
"The helicopter going round at midnight or one o'clock in the morning, and doing circuits with the searchlight, that is extreme!
"I mean that I'm inventing a new kind of searchlight, Ned.
Sparing no punches, “The Book of Bastards: 101 Worst Scoundrels and Scandals from the World of Politics and Power” (Adams Media, $12.95 paper) sweeps the searchlight through American history and finds targets from our earliest day right up to the present, including such figures as Sarah Palin, Mark Sanford and John Edwards – Nos. 99, 100, and 101.
It is to stabilize your attention so that you can be the one who is directing the searchlight of your attention, rather than being the pinball, having your attention bounce toward whatever is most compelling at the moment.