[ noun ] a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Prevot had said that the searchlights would be bounced off the clouds at 2230 hours , `` which gives us time to get settled in position '' .
Off in the distance a searchlight flashed on , its beam slashing the sky .
Above , the glowing ivory baton of their searchlight pointed at the clouds , diluting the valley 's dark to a pallid light .