running light


noun

any of various lights required to be displayed by a vessel or aircraft operating between sunset and sunrise.

Nearby words

  1. running gear,
  2. running hand,
  3. running head,
  4. running joke,
  5. running knot,
  6. running martingale,
  7. running mate,
  8. running myrtle,
  9. running on empty,
  10. running pine

Origin of running light

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for running light

running light

noun

nautical one of several white, red, or green lights displayed by vessels operating at night
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