or head·lamp



Origin of headlamp

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for headlamp

Historical Examples of headlamp

  • “Slacken up before you reach the grade and put your headlamp out,” said Grant.

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

  • 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.


    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