noun Date: 1926 1. a light on the rear of a motor vehicle that is illuminated when the driver presses the brake pedal 2. traffic signal

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  • stoplight — /stop luyt /, n. 1. a taillight that lights up as the driver of a vehicle steps on the brake pedal to slow down or stop. 2. See traffic light. [1925 30; STOP + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • stoplight — noun A traffic control signal, traditionally consisting of three lights colored green, yellow/amber and red meaning proceed, prepare to stop and stop respectively. Syn: traffic light, traffic signal, robot …   Wiktionary

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  • stoplight — stop|light [ˈstɔplaıt US ˈsta:p ] n also stoplights [plural] AmE a set of coloured lights used to control and direct traffic = ↑traffic lights …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • stoplight — n. brake lights, light on the rear of an automobile that lights up when the driver steps on the brake pedal; traffic light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stoplight — noun (C) also stoplights plural AmE a set of coloured lights used to control and direct traffic; traffic lights …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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