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deadlight

[ ded-lahyt ]
/ ˈdɛdˌlaɪt /
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noun Nautical.
a strong shutter able to be screwed against the interior of a porthole in heavy weather.
a thick pane of glass set in the hull or deck to admit light.
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Origin of deadlight

First recorded in 1720–30; dead + light1
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British Dictionary definitions for deadlight

deadlight
/ (ˈdɛdˌlaɪt) /

noun
nautical
  1. a bull's-eye let into the deck or hull of a vessel to admit light to a cabin
  2. a shutter of wood or metal for sealing off a porthole or cabin window
a skylight designed not to be opened
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