- a reduction or concealment of night lighting in wartime to make the source less visible to an enemy from the air or sea.
- a reduction of night lighting caused by a failure in an electric generating system or a reduction in its output.
Origin of dim-out
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Along the shore no lights were showing for the dim-out was rigidly enforced at Sunset Beach.Voice from the Cave
Mildred A. Wirt