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flashlight

1. chiefly US and Canadian a small portable electric lamp powered by one or more dry batteries
2. Photog the brief bright light emitted by an electronic flash unit
3. Chiefly US and Canadian a light that flashes, used for signalling, in a lighthouse, etc.
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Give the Input a whistle in one hand and the Output an electric torch. The Input and Output should not be holding hands with each other.
1900: Paperclip invented by Norwegian Johann Waaler/First Ever Ready Electric torch sold costing pounds 50 in today's money
Tenders are invited for Supply of Water Proof Electric Torch
Early morning arrests Stated by court inspector Calloway to have been arrested at 4am this morning, David Pethers, aged 22 and Edward Pethers, aged 24, both of Richmond Road, Cardiff, were wearing rubber gym shoes when they appeared at Cardiff Magistrates Court today charged with being found at night with the following implements in their possession: An electric torch, knuckle-duster, 12 keys, an iron jemmy and two pairs of gloves.
A waterproof electric torch suitable for Morse signalling.
Limited Tenders are invited for Procurement Of Electric Torch
"Some people are so naive that they don't consider the need for life jackets, protective clothing and an electric torch until it's too late."
Contract notice: Development and supply of an electric torch light.
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The first thing you'll notice as the dragon flies by is its 70-kilogramme head, made of sheet metal, straw and rattan, with two electric torches for eyes - that's a face you'll never forget!
Gendarmerie teams seek migrants with electric torches in dark