searchlight

[ US /ˈsɝtʃˌɫaɪt/ ]
[ UK /sˈɜːt‍ʃla‍ɪt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction
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How To Use searchlight In A Sentence

  • The two scouts, swimming across the river, managed to keep under as the enemy's searchlight raked the surface.
  • He probably came up through Searchlight and then over to the interstate. THE SERPENT'S MARK
  • Illuminated in the darkness by a helicopter searchlight, McCaleb falls into unconsciousness, the film fades to white, and the next scene is a doctor's office two years later.
  • Laser beams swept like searchlights, leaving smoking trails across the rock, as blasters were turned towards the approaching Dalek Killer.
  • The two scouts, swimming across the river, managed to keep under as the enemy's searchlight raked the surface.
  • He seemed satisfied with this because a moment later the searchlight was turned off. BETTER THAN THIS
  • Fox Searchlight Brad Pitt meets a new arrival in Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' Tiny and vast, eternal and evanescent, these are the polarities of a work of art that defies categorization. A Towering 'Tree,' Out on a Limb
  • I had to hit the bushes and be very still as the cops strafed the area with their searchlights, but I made it, scurrying up the back steps to my apartment in a fourplex on Garfield Avenue. 'The Night of the Gun'
  • The fourth skimmed the lake, searchlight glaring down, without pause. THE LAST RAVEN
  • During the daytime this ballon was a silvery gleam against the blue of the sky and at night it was caught in the purple glow of a searchlight. Human Relations and You
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