head·​lamp | \ ˈhed-ˌlamp How to pronounce headlamp (audio) \

Definition of headlamp

Examples of headlamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a crossing near the Irish town of Dundalk, adults and children wearing headlamps warmed themselves around a flaming trashcan. Washington Post, "Northern Ireland border communities anxious amid Brexit deal," 17 Oct. 2019 Bring a snack, water, flashlight or headlamp, and maybe binoculars. Pomerado News, "Community Calendar - Oct. 10-31, 2019," 9 Oct. 2019 He was pulled over on his moped at 2:29 a.m. for driving without a headlamp and failure to make a complete stop near the U’s campus. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Gophers walk-on football player arrested for DWI, removed from team," 25 Oct. 2019 On the advice of experts, my car was backed into the driveway for a quick escape, its hatch packed with 7 gallons of water and a go-bag including leather gloves, breathing masks, spare clothes, headlamps and emergency food. Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, "A Taste of the Climate Apocalypse to Come," 22 Oct. 2019 Video surveillance from the surgeon’s residence shows a man wearing a baseball cap and a headlamp approaching the front door at 2 a.m. on Jan. 15. Mario Ariza, sun-sentinel.com, "Kidnapper pleads guilty in plot to nab plastic surgeon and torture him with blowtorch," 26 Sep. 2019 Get 15 percent off BioLite’s headlamps, firepits, solar panels, and other lights with code LABOR15 through September 3. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Labor Day Deals to Shop This Weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 Nice cookware has a tendency to get trashed when being cleaned by headlamp by a many-beers-deep camper. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "Our Gear Guy's Foolproof Camp Kitchen Tips," 25 July 2019 In the light of their headlamps, Allen and Senft maneuvered a large, fine-scale net over the side of the boat and guided its descent to a depth of about 60 feet. Los Angeles Times, "Will Lake Tahoe’s invasive shrimp become the next mass-market health supplement?," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of headlamp

1851, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2019

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“Headlamp.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headlamp. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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