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rear light

a red light, usually one of a pair, attached to the rear of a motor vehicle Also called tail-light, tail lamp
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  • Harriet, in the meantime, had lighted the big headlights and the rear light.

  • Again he dashed after the rear light—again it drew away from him.

    Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
  • It has been said that the past is but a rear light marking the back trail of the ship's passage.

  • I had trouble on the road with a policeman over the rear light of my car.

    Nonsenseorship G. G. Putnam and Others
  • You're nose gets as red as a rear light on an automobile or the beak of a Park Row panhandler.

  • Suddenly I heard a whistle, and when I turned round the rear light of the train was moving away.

    A Maker of History E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Watching its rear light dwindle, he fancied that the grey shadow was slowing down; but one could not be sure about that.

    Alias The Lone Wolf Louis Joseph Vance

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