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 The headlight on the passenger side likely is damaged. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 5 Dec. 2021 According to Phoenix Police Department, the dirt bike was not licensed for roadway use and was not equipped with a headlight. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 28 Oct. 2021 The driver was cited for drug abuse and driving with one headlight. John Benson, cleveland, 9 Nov. 2021 Jaron Stevenson, 25, of the 500 block of Denise Court, Addison, was cited for possession of cannabis by a driver and for driving with only one headlight at 9:43 p.m. Oct. 29. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, 5 Nov. 2021 For instance, the headlight being built directly into the crossbar is to avoid having cables stick out and get snagged in a busy parking space for bikes, like those in Amsterdam, Ties says. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 3 Nov. 2021 Since 2016, the institute has evaluated and rated some 1,000 different headlight systems. Tanya Mohn, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 State police said the car that struck the victim is a gray or silver Nissan passenger car and likely has damage to the passenger-side headlight and a missing passenger-side mirror. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, 18 Oct. 2021 He was additionally cited for the non-working headlight and had his license suspended. cleveland, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of headlight

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of headlight was in 1845

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“Headlight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headlight. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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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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