taillight

[ teyl-lahyt ]
/ ˈteɪlˌlaɪt /
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noun

a light, usually red, at the rear of an automobile, train, etc.

Nearby words

  1. tailings,
  2. taille,
  3. tailleferre,
  4. tailles,
  5. tailleur,
  6. tailor,
  7. tailor's bunion,
  8. tailor's chalk,
  9. tailor's muscle,
  10. tailor's-tack

Origin of taillight

First recorded in 1835–45; tail1 + light1

Also called tail lamp.

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British Dictionary definitions for tail-light

tail-light

tail lamp

noun

other names for rear light
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