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footlight

[ foot-lahyt ]
/ ˈfʊtˌlaɪt /
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noun

Usually footlights. Theater. the lights at the front of a stage that are nearly on a level with the feet of the performers.
the footlights, the stage; acting profession.

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Origin of footlight

First recorded in 1830–40; foot + light1
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