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[fluhd-lahyt] /ˈflʌdˌlaɪt/
an artificial light so directed or diffused as to give a comparatively uniform illumination over a rather large given area.
a lamp or projector that produces such a light.
verb (used with object), floodlighted or floodlit, floodlighting.
to light up or illuminate with a floodlight.
Origin of floodlight
1920-25; flood + light1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for floodlight
  • The model number is located on the crossbar below the floodlight heads on a white sticker.
  • Put a motion sensor on your all-night garage floodlight.
  • Mounted floodlight facilities were installed so that the whole factory area could be lighted up as bright as day in case of alarm.
  • There is one floodlight mounted on the service pole that illuminates the platform.
  • The floodlight that bathed him was the first real light ever to enter this hadal realm.
  • The only outside light is the floodlight at the north end of the patio.
  • Use portable floodlight systems for lighting and regularly check the system and wiring for damage.
British Dictionary definitions for floodlight


a broad intense beam of artificial light, esp as used in the theatre or to illuminate the exterior of buildings
the lamp or source producing such light
verb -lights, -lighting, -lit
(transitive) to illuminate by or as if by a floodlight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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