any of various lights required to be displayed by a vessel or aircraft operating between sunset and sunrise.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of running light
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby running light
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British Dictionary definitions for running light
nautical one of several white, red, or green lights displayed by vessels operating at night
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