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[foo t-lahyt] /ˈfʊtˌlaɪt/

Usually, footlights. Theater. the at the front of a stage that are nearly on a level with the of the performers.
the footlights, the stage; acting profession.
plural noun (theatre)
lights set in a row along the front of the stage floor and shielded on the audience side
(informal) the acting profession; the stage

1836, from foot (of the stage) + light (n.).


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