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stoplight

[stop-lahyt]
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noun
  1. traffic light.

Origin of stoplight

First recorded in 1925–30; stop + light1
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Examples from the Web for stoplight

Historical Examples

  • The stoplight from which we measured the distance to the motorcycle.

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • The arrow with the letter "B" points to the stoplight, is that correct?

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • And you stopped your motorcycle 10 feet to the east of that stoplight, is that correct?

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Now, I show you Exhibit 478 and ask you if you will, on this exhibit put an arrow with the letter "B" to this stoplight.

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


British Dictionary definitions for stoplight

stoplight

noun
  1. a red light on a traffic signal indicating that vehicles or pedestrians coming towards it should stop
  2. another word for brake light
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