headlight

noun head·light \ ˈhed-ˌlīt \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

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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First Known Use of headlight

1845


HEADLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

headlight

noun

Definition of headlight for English Language Learners

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


HEADLIGHT Defined for Kids

headlight

noun head·light \ ˈhed-ˌlīt \

Definition of headlight for Students

: a light at the front of a vehicle


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