approach light

noun

Definition of approach light

: one of a group of usually green lights placed outside a landing area and arranged to indicate to the pilot of an approaching airplane the direction and termination of a runway or landing strip

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“Approach light.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/approach%20light. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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