a taillight that lights up as the driver of a vehicle steps on the brake pedal to slow down or stop.
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British Dictionary definitions for brake light
a red light attached to the rear of a motor vehicle that lights up when the brakes are applied, serving as a warning to following driversAlso called: stoplight
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