approach light

noun Aeronautics.

one of a series of lights installed along the projected centerline of an airport runway to assist a pilot in aligning the aircraft during the approach to landing at night.

Nearby words

  1. appressorium,
  2. apprise,
  3. apprize,
  4. appro,
  5. approach,
  6. approach shot,
  7. approachable,
  8. approbate,
  9. approbation,
  10. approbative

Origin of approach light

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019