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streetlight

[street-lahyt]
noun
  1. a light, usually supported by a lamppost, for illuminating a street or road.
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Origin of streetlight

First recorded in 1615–25; street + light1
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Examples from the Web for streetlight

Historical Examples of streetlight

  • Oh, it may have been a trick of the streetlight there, it may have been my imagination.

    McIlvaine's Star

    August Derleth

  • But under the first streetlight he was stopped by a grimy boy.

    The Wealth of Echindul

    Noel Miller Loomis


British Dictionary definitions for streetlight

streetlight

streetlamp

noun
  1. a light, esp one carried on a lamppost, that illuminates a road, etc
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