high beam

or high·beam


noun

an automobile headlight beam providing bright, long-range illumination of a darkened road and chiefly for use in driving in nonurban areas.

Nearby words

  1. high and dry,
  2. high and low,
  3. high and mighty,
  4. high arctic,
  5. high as a kite,
  6. high beams,
  7. high blood pressure,
  8. high blower,
  9. high board,
  10. high brass

Compare low beam.

Origin of high beam

First recorded in 1935–40

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