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range light

noun (nautical)
one of a pattern of navigation lights, usually fixed ashore, used by vessels for manoeuvring in narrow channels at night
one of a distinctive pattern of lights shown at night on the masts of a powered vessel, such as a tugboat, to aid in identifying its size, number of barges in tow, etc
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  • Rick passed the range light and headed for the red tower that marked the opening of the Narrows.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin

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