Lighter screw(Mach.), a screw for adjusting the distance between the stones in a grinding mill by raising or lowering the bridgetree.

(Light"er), v. t. To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship.

(Light"er*age) n.

1. The price paid for conveyance of goods on a lighter.

2. The act of unloading into a lighter, or of conveying by a lighter.

(Light"er*man) n.; pl. Lightermen A person employed on, or who manages, a lighter.

(Light"-fin`gered) a. Dexterous in taking and conveying away; thievish; pilfering; addicted to petty thefts. Fuller.

(Light"-foot` Light"-foot`ed), a. Having a light, springy step; nimble in running or dancing; active; as, light-foot Iris. Tennyson.

(Light"ful) a. Full of light; bright. [R.] "Lightful presence." Marston.

(Light"-hand`ed) a. (Naut.) Not having a full complement of men; as, a vessel light- handed.

(Light"-head`ed) a.

1. Disordered in the head; dizzy; delirious. Walpole.

2. Thoughtless; heedless; volatile; unsteady; fickle; loose. "Light-headed, weak men." Clarendon.

Light"-head`ed*ness, n.

(Light"-heart`ed) a. Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry.Light"-heart`ed*ly, adv. - - Light"-heart`ed*ness, n.

(Light"-heeled`) a. Lively in walking or running; brisk; light-footed.

(Light"-horse`man) n.; pl. -men (- men).

1. A soldier who serves in the light horse. See under 5th Light.

2. (Zoöl.) A West Indian fish of the genus Ephippus, remarkable for its high dorsal fin and brilliant colors.

(Light"house`) n.; pl. Lighthouses A tower or other building with a powerful light at top, erected at the entrance of a port, or at some important point on a coast, to serve as a guide to mariners at night; a pharos.

(Light"ing), n. (Metal.) A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals.

(Light"-legged`) a. Nimble; swift of foot. Sir P. Sidney.

(Light"less), a. Destitute of light; dark. Shak.

(Light"er), n. [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See Light not heavy.] (Naut.) A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of shipment or delivery.

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