Definition of jacklighting in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒaklʌɪtɪŋ/


North American
  • The action or practice of using a jacklight to illuminate, attract, dazzle, or mesmerize game (especially deer) or fish when hunting or fishing at night. Compare "lamping", "spotlighting".

    In many jurisdictions this method of hunting or fishing is restricted or prohibited by law.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Outing: an illustrated monthly magazine of recreation. From jacklight + -ing.