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Flashlight or Torch Options
Luker4
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:00:41 AM

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Hello Everyone :)






How do you call it ? A torch or A flashlight" ?


When I hear "torch" I think of this :)



I have learned recently that you can also call it a torch. What do you think and which word do you use?

Cheers!






Sarrriesfan
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:16:39 AM

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It's a torch in BrE but I understand it's a Flashlight in AmE.

Yes a flaming torch was the original version of a portable lignt source.

BTW is not how do you call this but what do you call this.

I lack the imagination for a witty signature.
Luker4
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:09:27 PM

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Thank you Sarrriesfan

And that's a valuable BTW comment. It seems that I was thinking in Polish when I wrote this question in English. I've never really thought that it might be wrong, Thanks :)
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:41:54 AM

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Yeah - a torch is a portable lamp of any sort - can be made of reeds dipped in oil, or it can be chemical or electric.

This is a flash-light:



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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 3:58:19 AM

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The traditional torch (burning stick) is also called flambeau.
A flashlight, small like a finger, is called penlight.


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lucyv
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 5:24:00 AM
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Torch in BrE and Flashlight in AmE
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