torch - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/tɔː(r)tʃ/
singulartorch
pluraltorches
  1. 1
    British a small electric light operated by batteries that you hold in your hand. The American word is flashlight

    Don’t shine your torch straight into my eyes!

  2. 2
    a piece of wood with a flame at one end that is used to give light
    1. a.
      a tool with a flame at one end that is used for joining pieces of metal together or removing paint
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