- an artificial light so directed or diffused as to give a comparatively uniform illumination over a rather large given area.
- a lamp or projector that produces such a light.
- to light up or illuminate with a floodlight.
Origin of floodlight
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Examples from the Web for floodlight
A floodlight turned the area in front of the gate into a patch of daylight.The Whispering Spheres
Russell Robert Winterbotham
A floodlight in the yard made the whole place as light as day.A Yankee Flier in Italy
Rutherford G. Montgomery
Two new stars winked into being, on either side of the floodlight.
The glider had disappeared—all I could see was the floodlight.
Ivan Fitzgerald, who was carrying the floodlight, swung it slowly around.Omnilingual
H. Beam Piper
- a broad intense beam of artificial light, esp as used in the theatre or to illuminate the exterior of buildings
- the lamp or source producing such light
- (tr) to illuminate by or as if by a floodlight
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