a row of lights along the front of a stage at the actors' foot level, formerly common in stage lighting
the theater, or acting as a profession
- Lights placed in a row along the front of a stage floor.
- The theater as a profession.
- plural form of footlight
- In the second act there was scenery representing tombstones, there was a round hole in the canvas to represent the moon, shades were raised over the footlights, and from horns and contrabass came deep notes while many people appeared from right and left wearing black cloaks and holding things like daggers in their hands.