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)
Recent Examples of headlight from the Web
In Germany, lollygagging or rule-breaking — such as using the left lane for anything other than passing —is not tolerated, and drivers police each other by honking horns or flashing headlights.
As Branden Syrotchen and his team lay in wait, headlights appeared at one end of the alley.
The right front headlight sustained damage and is without part of its assembly, and the black plastic undercarriage in the right front also was damaged, troopers said.
In a photograph the fire department released in a tweet, the front bumper and headlight of the Honda appear damaged and the hood is folded.
Investigators used flashlights to scour the ground around a car parked to the side of Old Prieur, its headlights on and caution lights still blinking.
The front is defined by Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille featuring modern lighting signatures, with available HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and unique vertical LED daytime running lights, firsts for Elantra.
In some cases, the poor performance may be because automakers have leaned toward looks, pushing stylized headlights that technically meet current standards.
In this first design, the glass panel OLED displays in the front of the car outline, or enhance, the area where the LED headlights blast out.
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First Known Use of headlight
HEADLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of headlight for English Language Learners
: a light on the front of a vehicle (such as a car or motorcycle)
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Definition of headlight for Students
: a light at the front of a vehicle
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