high beam

noun

Definition of high beam 

: a vehicle headlight beam with a long-range focus

Examples of high beam in a Sentence

The car's headlights were on high beam. Turn off your high beams.

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Other features using the front camera are the lane keep assist, high beam assist and driver attention warning systems. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "All-new Kona: Small crossover joins Hyundai lineup, starts at $19,500," 5 May 2018 Armada for 2018 maintains the rugged, athletic image of the previous generation with contemporary style, with the bold V-motion front grille, standard LED low-beam headlights with halogen high beams and LED Daytime Running Lights. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Nissan Armada full-size SUV has plentyof room for the family, lots of technology," 17 June 2018 Higher levels offer automatic high beams and Reverse Automatic Braking. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Subaru’s redesigned 2018 Crosstrek compact SUV adds space, technology | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 24 Feb. 2018 The vehicle comes standard with the Apple CarPlay infotainment system, lane-centering technology, automotive high beams and a system that helps detect pedestrians at night. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Lexus UX crossover makes North American debut at New York Auto Show," 26 Mar. 2018 High-intensity-discharge headlights with automatic high beams are included at this level along with LED daytime running lights. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Toyota Sienna gets some upgrades for 2018, including new front end," 7 July 2018 At night, drive with headlights on high beam and watch for eyes reflecting the light. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Be wary of these NC natural wonders this summer," 25 June 2018 Other exterior features include adaptive LED headlights with LED signature lights and automatic high beams. star-telegram, "Jaguar introduces the XF Sportbrakefor 2018, bringing a wagon to the U.S.," 17 June 2018 Before shooting, the gunmen flashed their high beams, parked their car and emerged from the vehicle. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "'Terrorist Boyz' gang member faces death penalty after convictions for Miami murder spree," 15 June 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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high beam

noun

English Language Learners Definition of high beam

: the setting of a vehicle's headlights that makes the brightest light

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