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arc light

n
(General Physics) a light source in which an arc between two electrodes, usually carbon, produces intense white illumination. Also called: arc lamp

arc′ light`


n.
1. an electric lamp in which the light source is a high-intensity arc between carbon rods or metal electrodes.
2. the light produced by such a lamp.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arc light - a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodesarc light - a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes
carbon arc, carbon arc lamp - has carbon electrodes
electric lamp - a lamp powered by electricity
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