[ street-lahyt ]
/ ˈstritˌlaɪt /


a light, usually supported by a lamppost, for illuminating a street or road.

Origin of streetlight

First recorded in 1615–25; street + light1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for streetlight

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

    The Wealth of Echindul|Noel Miller Loomis
  • Oh, it may have been a trick of the streetlight there, it may have been my imagination.

    McIlvaine's Star|August Derleth

British Dictionary definitions for streetlight



/ (ˈstriːtˌlaɪt) /


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