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noun Southern U.S.
  1. dawn.

Origin of first light

First recorded in 1945–50
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Historical Examples

  • Spearman in the lifeboat would follow the advance party at first-light.

    West Of The Sun

    Edgar Pangborn


British Dictionary definitions for first light

first light

noun
  1. the time when light first appears in the morning; dawn
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