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[pen-lahyt] /ˈpɛnˌlaɪt/
a flashlight similar in size and shape to a fountain pen.
Origin of penlight
1955-60; pen1 + light1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To help calm nervous toddlers, give them a small penlight or glow stick to hold during the ride.
  • And the way you have to do it is with all the lights out, and you can only use one eye and a small penlight.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and a small penlight flashlight for this outdoor event.
  • Some pilots prefer two flashlights, one with a white light for preflight, and the other a penlight type with a red light.
  • Screenings were conducted using gloves, a penlight, and a disposable dental mirror.

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