headlight

noun
head·light | \ˈhed-ˌlīt \

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)

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Owen is a lot more mature this year, not so much a deer in the headlights coming off the draft and stuff. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers' Owen Tippett working on defensive side of game as another shot at NHL nears," 29 June 2018 As night fell during the drive, a civet cat scurried in front of the vehicle, its eyes bright in the headlights. Christopher Torchia, Fox News, "African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park," 22 June 2018 As night fell during the drive, a civet cat scurried in front of the vehicle, its eyes bright in the headlights. Christopher Torchia, The Christian Science Monitor, "Underdogs no more: African wild dogs make comeback in Mozambique," 22 June 2018 As night fell during the drive, a civet cat scurried in front of the vehicle, its eyes bright in the headlights. Washington Post, "African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park," 22 June 2018 The exterior has a fast-sloping rear window, crisp character lines and a wide chrome grille that sweeps dramatically into the headlights for a striking departure from VW’s usual restrained styling. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: 2019 Jetta is Volkswagen’s best compact sedan," 12 July 2018 Riding in a car a few hundred yards in front of the church bus, Lisa Sturgeon of Turners Station, Ky., yelped as the Toyota's headlights loomed in the windshield. The Courier-Journal, "Archives: Courier Journal's initial 1988 report on the Carrollton bus crash," 14 May 2018 Early reports suggested the woman had entered the road when the Uber vehicle approached, but the car’s headlights show her already in the middle of the road less than two seconds before the collision. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Footage of the fatal self-driving Uber crash raises new questions about legal liability.," 22 Mar. 2018 There arelots of bells and whistles, but the basics (such as the headlights) were a little hard to figure out. Susan Spencer, Woman's Day, "A Weekend with the Girls in a BMW 435i Convertible," 17 July 2014

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First Known Use of headlight

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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headlight

noun

English Language Learners Definition of headlight

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

headlight

noun
head·light | \ˈhed-ˌlīt \

Kids Definition of headlight

: a light at the front of a vehicle

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