(in architectural shades and shadows) a surface in a plane tangent to the parallel rays from the theoretical light source, treated as a shade surface.
[lahyt-ahrmd] /ˈlaɪtˈɑrmd/ adjective 1. carrying light weapons: light-armed troops.
noun 1. an eight-wheeled armored reconnaissance car with a 25mm cannon, in service with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in the 1980s.
noun, Military. 1. guns and howitzers of small caliber. 2. (in the U.S.) guns and howitzers of a caliber up to and including 105 mm. Compare (def 2), .
- Light as a feather
Extremely lightweight. This simile can be used to refer either to physical weight, as in This load is light as a feather, or to texture, as in This cake is light as a feather. [ Mid-1500s ]