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anchor light

noun, Nautical.
a 32-point light, visible from at least two miles away, shown at night near the bow and not more than 20 feet (6 meters) above the deck of a vessel lying at anchor.
Also called riding light. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Our anchor-light was trimmed and lighted and hoisted up, and we went below to our tea, or supper, as sailors generally term it.

    For Treasure Bound Harry Collingwood
  • Andrew went below and trimmed the anchor-light; then fastened it firmly to the forestay, and set off across the sands.

    Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss

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