Origin of flashlight
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Examples from the Web for flashlight
No one who lives in an American city requires a flashlight to detect the presence of immigrants or the challenges they face daily.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
One of the rookie officers, Peter Liang, was walking with a flashlight in one hand and his gun in the other.New York's Next Killer-Cop Grand Jury
December 6, 2014
A friend of his comes in and shines a flashlight on it and says it looks like blood.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town
E. Jean Carroll
April 19, 2014
Whenever Stout shone his flashlight beam into one of the rooms, it illuminated stacks of mortar shells and explosives.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler
February 6, 2014
Bragging about how they can access their flashlight and turn off their Wi-Fi with the flick of a finger.Why Is Apple Punishing Me, a Loyal Fanboy, With iOS 7?
September 19, 2013
A flashlight gleamed for an instant and Dr. Bird started in surprise.
He turned the flashlight for an instant on his own face, and Dr. Bird gazed at him keenly.
The feeble ray of the flashlight was lost in the blackness below.
It was her first experience with a flashlight, and she marvelled at its power.'Smiles'
Eliot H. Robinson
That flashlight business is going to pan out just great, I can see.Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys
Silas K. Boone
- mainly US and Canadian a small portable electric lamp powered by one or more dry batteriesAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): torch
- photog the brief bright light emitted by an electronic flash unitSometimes shortened to: flash
- mainly US and Canadian a light that flashes, used for signalling, in a lighthouse, etc
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Word Origin and History for flashlight
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