Definition of Very light noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Very light

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈveri laɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈveri laɪt//
 
 
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a bright coloured light that is fired from a gun as a signal from a ship that it needs help Word Origin early 20th cent.: named after Edward W. Very (1847–1910), American naval officer.
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