high beam


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.
Recent Examples on the Web Similar subscription options are being offered for BMW's Driving Assistance Plus software (from $1/month), high beam assistant (from $8/month), a heated steering wheel, and an artificial noise generator for certain EV models. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 12 July 2022 The main island hub and 11-room residence, Great House, has been restored to its former glory, perched majestically on a hilltop with arresting views of the sea beneath its high beam ceilings. Travis Levius, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2022 The technology is significantly more advanced than automatic high beam technology currently available in some vehicles here. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 17 Feb. 2022 In the light of this show’s recent obsession with imperialism, the pointy objects are missiles that have to hit small circular targets on a high beam. Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, 27 Oct. 2021 More good stuff: The Roxim Z4E Pro LED headlight is incredibly bright and even features a high beam, and a bright LED taillight/brake light is under the seat. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 All models come with forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, predictive forward collision warning, high beam assist, lane departure warning, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 July 2021 At the entry price customers only get Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and auto high beam control. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 8 June 2021 In addition, police cited the woman for weaving, driving with her high beam lights activated, driving through a red light, and failure to use a turn signal. cleveland, 30 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of high beam

1932, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2022

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“High beam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20beam. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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