head·​light | \ ˈhed-ˌlīt How to pronounce headlight (audio) \

Definition of headlight

1 : a light with a reflector and special lens mounted on the front of a vehicle to illuminate the road ahead also : the beam cast by a headlight
2 : a light worn on the forehead (as of a miner or physician)

Examples of headlight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like the Stradale coupe, the SF90 Spider is equipped with touch-sensitive steering wheel buttons that include headlight, windshield wiper, and turn signal controls as well as the 16-inch digital gauge cluster's controls. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "986-HP 2021 Ferrari SF90 Spider Is a 211-MPH Hybrid Droptop," 12 Nov. 2020 In 1967, Allen punched his right hand through a car headlight, almost ending his career. Paul Skrbina, chicagotribune.com, "Dick Allen, the Chicago White Sox legend who won American League MVP honors in 1972, dies at 78," 7 Dec. 2020 In addition to a new headlight and taillight design, the next-gen LS500 is also getting a technology bump with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display that's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "2021 Lexus LS500 Starts at $77,025," 11 Nov. 2020 Other features include push-button electric start, a headlight on the control panel, and a single-hand discharge chute and deflector control. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Snowblowers for Digging Yourself Out," 9 Sep. 2020 There’s a red brake light on either side of the rear wheel and an LED headlight integrated into the head tube at the front of the vehicle. Popular Science, "Harley’s first electric bicycle stands out with its retro style," 2 Nov. 2020 The engineering team recently received a warming coffee mug along with a tracksuit and a beanie hat with a headlight. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "Tracksuits and laundry service: Companies are getting creative with remote employee perks," 12 Oct. 2020 Police found that his license had been suspended and cited him for driving under suspension and driving with one headlight. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Motorcyclist tops 115 mph on Interstate 71: Brunswick Hills Township Police Blotter," 5 Oct. 2020 Other features include adjustable skid shoes that can be lowered or raised for clearance on gravel or to scrape pavement clean, a differential axle for easy turning, and a single LED headlight. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Snowblowers for Digging Yourself Out," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of headlight

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Dec 2020

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“Headlight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headlight. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of headlight

: a light on the front of a vehicle (such as a car or motorcycle)


head·​light | \ ˈhed-ˌlīt How to pronounce headlight (audio) \

Kids Definition of headlight

: a light at the front of a vehicle

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