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Difference between Flashing light and Flashlight

flashing lighta lighting device, used in lighthouses, etc., giving forth sudden flashes:

  • Another change has been the displacement of the semaphore-type of direction indicator by flashing light signals.


1. = flashing light:

  • The practice of a flashlight on sails as something approaches in the darkness is a good one.

2. (also: flash-lamp) a portable electric lamp:

  • Barry examined them by the same pencil flashlight—a tiny streak of illumination.

3. an intense flash of light produced in cameras:

  • The paranormal displacement of a handkerchief actuated electrically the flashlight by which this photograph was taken.