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counterlight

[verb koun-ter-lahyt; noun koun-ter-lahyt] /verb ˌkaʊn tərˈlaɪt; noun ˈkaʊn tərˌlaɪt/
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 of counterlight
1720-1730
1720-30; counter- + light1
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