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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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When police arrived after 15 minutes they found the defendant, still in situ, wearing rubber gloves and a head torch.
You can choose to run or walk 15 dark miles over rugged hill trails with just the glow of your head torch to lead the way.
this Wildlife Camera, PS69.99, Aldi, will trigger when something moves into its 20m range | Tweet all about it with the Celestron Birders Starter Kit, PS49.99, from www.maplin.co.uk - perfect for amateur twitchers | The Natural History Museum Pocket Microscope, PS12.99, from www.argos.co.uk, is great for children who want to spot minibeasts or tiny foliage | Get colourful with the Nature Trail Angle Head Torch, PS5.95, www.
They did not have a rope and between them they had one head torch and a handheld torch, which isn't much use when you're climbing.
The footage shows the man has come equipped for the job, wearing a head torch. He is seen checking out paper documents, then leaving the owner's rotting waste spread out across the street.
IT'S not often you go to the theatre and are told to put on a hard hat and head torch before you watch a performance.
NATURE TRAIL ANGLE HEAD TORCH, PS5.95, www.dotcomgiftshop.com MADE for nature trails, this lightweight gizmo is easy to carry and comes with a clip to attach to clothing or rucksacks.
NATHAN NEBULA FIRE HEAD TORCH, PS84.99 (www.runnersneed.com) COMFY, light and rechargeable, this newly launched hi-tech headlamp has five lighting modes plus spotlight and floodlight options, and 'RunWave' technology means you can alter the settings without having to stop or fiddle about with it (you just wave your hand in front of it).
Silva have launched their lightest and brightest head torch yet.