noun, plural lighthouses
[lahyt-hou-ziz] /ˈlaɪtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a tower or other structure displaying or flashing a very bright for the guidance of ships in avoiding dangerous areas, in following certain routes, etc.
either of two cylindrical metal towers placed forward on the forecastle of the main deck of a sailing ship, to the port and starboard running lights.
a fixed structure in the form of a tower equipped with a light visible to mariners for warning them of obstructions, for marking harbour entrances, etc
1620s, from light (n.) + house (n.).
noun 1. an American mantel clock of the early 19th century, having the dial and works exposed beneath a glass dome on a tapered, cylindrical body.
noun 1. a coffeepot of the late 17th and 18th centuries, having a tapering, circular body with a domed lid.
noun 1. a city in NW Florida.
noun, Electronics. 1. a vacuum tube with the electrodes arranged in parallel layers closely spaced, giving a relatively high-power output at high frequencies.