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verb (used with object), pin-spot·ted, pin-spot·ting. Theater.
  1. to illuminate with a pin spot.
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Origin of pin-spot

v. use of pin spot

pin spot

noun Theater.
  1. a spotlight that produces a narrow beam of light illuminating a very small part of a stage, used especially to focus attention on a detail.
  2. the beam of light so produced.
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Origin of pin spot

First recorded in 1945–50
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Historical Examples

  • Yet, as I followed its footsteps, I saw its form darken a pin-spot of daylight at the end of a crevice of the cavern.

    Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from The Arabian Nights

    Edmund Dulac