taillight

[ teyl-lahyt ]
/ ˈteɪlˌlaɪt /

noun

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

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Also called tail lamp .

Origin of taillight

First recorded in 1835–45; tail1 + light1
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Example sentences from the Web for taillight

  • He smoked in silence, keeping his eyes on the red glow of the taillight ahead of them.

    The Penal Cluster|Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • Rand kept Cabot's taillight in sight until the broker swung into his drive and put his car in the garage.

    Murder in the Gunroom|Henry Beam Piper
  • We gained the graveled footpath only to see the taillight of the car dwindling to the north!

British Dictionary definitions for taillight

tail-light

tail lamp


noun

other names for rear light
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