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crosslight

[kraws-lahyt, kros-]
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noun
  1. a light shone across the path of another to illuminate an area left dark by the first light.
  2. light originating from sources not facing each other, as from windows in two adjacent walls.
  3. light originating from counterlights.
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Origin of crosslight

First recorded in 1850–55; cross- + light1
Related formscross·light·ed, adjective
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