counterlight

counterlight

[v. koun-ter-lahyt; n. koun-ter-lahyt]
verb (used with object), counterlighted or counterlit, counterlighting.
1.
to light (an interior) with windows or lights on opposite sides.
2.
to light (an object) with a window or light directly opposite.
noun
3.
a light or window that counterlights an interior or object.
Compare crosslight.


Origin:
1720–30; counter- + light1

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