- a variety of colored signal flares, fired from a special pistol (Very pistol).
Origin of Very lights
1910–15; after E. W. Very (1847–1907), U.S. inventor
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- a coloured flare fired from a special pistol (Very pistol) for signalling at night, esp at sea
Word Origin for Very light
C19: named after Edward W. Very (1852–1910), US naval ordnance officer