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
Blue headlights: House Bill 74 prohibits most non-emergency motor vehicles from using blue lights.
In the video, McIntosh jogs into a huddle of students casually Rallying with Robert in the middle of a parking lot in the dead of night, lit by headlights from a ring of big cars.
His shop’s shelves are loaded with headlights and spare tubes, handle bar bags and cargo racks, tool kits and padded gloves.
Startled by the headlights outside, the intruder began brutally stabbing the couple.
Burr Ridge Curfew An officer stopped a 2003 Infiniti that was going south on County Line Road at 79th Street without headlights at 4:30 a.m. June 8 and found four juveniles in the car.
Micheu said the ATV and dirt bikes did not have headlights activated, and none of riders on the ATV or dirt bikes wore protective gear.
Alabama's defense will be in the headlights starting with the first snap of the FSU game after its record number of players were taken in the draft's first four rounds.
Even the familiar BMW kidney grille has been slightly redesigned, with the housing of the twin circular headlights now connecting seamlessly with the grille.
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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)
HEADLIGHT Defined for Kids
Definition of headlight for Students
: a light at the front of a vehicle
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