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or headlamp

[hed-lamp] /ˈhɛdˌlæmp/
Origin of headlamp
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “Slacken up before you reach the grade and put your headlamp out,” said Grant.

    The Cattle-Baron's Daughter

    Harold Bindloss
  • Then the sun was eclipsed, and my headlamp gave me the kind of light I was used to working with.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • He whirled, snapping on the headlamp with his left hand and thrusting out his rifle pistol-wise in his right.

    Police Operation H. Beam Piper
  • Freight cars occupied the tracks and the dazzling beam from a locomotive's headlamp touched piles of goods and hurrying people.

    Northwest! Harold Bindloss
  • Then a beam of light flared from a headlamp, and he saw the blue crackle of a stunner.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • The headlamp bathed the other car in a white glare, punctuated with angry red flashes from the emergency lights.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • He flicked the headlamp at Ferguson in the control seat of the passenger car and the two vehicles moved out.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • It was not dark yet, but the headlamp of a locomotive in the side-track flung a glittering beam a quarter of a mile down the line.

    The Girl From Keller's Harold Bindloss

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