- a light or lamp, usually equipped with a reflector, on the front of an automobile, locomotive, etc.
Origin of headlight
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Examples from the Web for headlight
My eyes were dazzled by a headlight that one of them carried.Old Man Savarin and Other Stories
Edward William Thomson
The glass in the headlight of one of the cars tinkled to the ground.One Man's Initiation--1917
John Dos Passos
The glare of the headlight fascinated, challenged, angered him.Days Off
Henry Van Dyke
It was from the headlight of a locomotive that we couldn't see yet.
It was pretty bright in our car on account of the headlight from the engine.
- a powerful light, equipped with a reflector and attached to the front of a motor vehicle, locomotive, etcSee also quartz-iodine lamp
Word Origin and History for headlight
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