taillight
noun Date: 1844 a usually red warning light mounted at the rear of a vehicle — called also taillamp

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • taillight — [tāl′līt΄] n. a light, usually red, at the rear of a vehicle to warn vehicles coming from behind …   English World dictionary

  • taillight — {n.} The rear red light of a car. * /My father was fined $15 for driving without a taillight./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • taillight — {n.} The rear red light of a car. * /My father was fined $15 for driving without a taillight./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • taillight — noun the rear red light of a car. My father was fined $15 for driving without a taillight …   Словарь американских идиом

  • taillight — /tayl luyt /, n. a light, usually red, at the rear of an automobile, train, etc. Also called tail lamp. [1835 45; TAIL1 + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • taillight — noun One of a pair of red lights, mounted on the rear of a vehicle, so it can be seen from the rear at night …   Wiktionary

  • taillight — see tail light …   English dictionary

  • taillight — n. red light at the rear end of a vehicle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • taillight — tail•light [[t]ˈteɪlˌlaɪt[/t]] n. trs a light, usu. red, at the rear of an automobile, train, etc Also called tail′ lamp . Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • taillight — A light, required by statute, to be carried at the back of a vehicle on a public highway, as a warning to vehicles approaching in darkness or at a time when natural light is deficient. 8 Am J2d Auto § 153 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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