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skylight

[skahy-lahyt] /ˈskaɪˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
an opening in a roof or ceiling, fitted with glass, for admitting daylight.
2.
the frame set with glass fitted to such an opening.
3.
Meteorology. the diffuse light from the sky, scattered by air molecules, as distinguished from the direct radiation from the sun.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; sky + light1
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British Dictionary definitions for sky light

skylight

/ˈskaɪˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a window placed in a roof or ceiling to admit daylight Also called fanlight
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Word Origin and History for sky light

skylight

n.

1670s, "light from the sky," from sky (n.) + light (n.). Meaning "small opening in a roof to admit light" is recorded from 1680s. Related: Sky-lit.

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