shaft of light

a column of light (as from a beacon) (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑irradiate (for: ↑irradiation), ↑ray (for: ↑ray), ↑beamy (for: ↑beam), ↑beam (for: ↑beam)
Hypernyms: ↑light, ↑visible light, ↑visible radiation

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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