noun, plural lighthouses /ˈlaɪtˌhaʊzɪz/ [lahyt-hou-ziz] Show IPA .
a tower or other structure displaying or flashing a very bright light
for the guidance of ships in avoiding dangerous areas, in following certain routes, etc.
either of two cylindrical metal towers placed forward on the forecastle of the main deck of a sailing ship, to house
the port and starboard running lights