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

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Your backpack, stove, headlamp, and even some of your clothing should perform well. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "Winter Camping: How To Get Outdoors When It's Freezing Cold," 14 Feb. 2019 The chunky look is amplified by bulky fender cladding that extends to the headlamps in the front—those thin, upper strip lamps are LED running lights—and to the turn-signal and reverse lamps in the back. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "2018 Hyundai Kona," 26 Mar. 2018 If trails aren’t lighted and the sky is cloudy, there are extra-strength headlamps that kick out enough light to illuminate a trail. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Winter Workout With Only Moonlight to Guide Him," 22 Dec. 2018 Designers and engineers waited for his blessing on headlamps and car-body curvatures. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Sergio Marchionne Sweated Small Stuff and Slashed Bureaucracy at Fiat Chrysler," 27 July 2018 Black Diamond Iota Rechargeable Headlamp ($40) Ten years ago, headlamps sucked. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, "Five Pieces of Perfectly Designed Gear," 3 July 2018 Instead, carry a flashlight or a headlamp (and extra batteries). Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Expert tips and 10 essentials for staying safe in the wilderness," 21 Aug. 2018 Feeling comfortable Previous SlideNext Slide On the outside, the MDX Sport Hybrid looks a lot like its conventional-engine counterpart, including its diamond-pentagon grille along with LED headlamps and fog lights. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Love the hardware, hate the UI: The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid," 13 Dec. 2018 From a distance the Zero is indistinguishable from any other concours-quality, drop-dead gorgeous Series 1.5 roadster (with the covered headlamps), except for the absence of the low-slung dual exhaust pipes. WSJ, "1968 Jaguar E-Type Zero: Revamping the Vintage Roadster as an Electric Car," 5 Oct. 2018

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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