pin-spot

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verb (used with object), pin-spot·ted, pin-spot·ting. Theater.

to illuminate with a pin spot.

Origin of pin-spot

v. use of pin spot

pin spot

noun Theater.

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.
the beam of light so produced.

Origin of pin spot

First recorded in 1945–50
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