high beam

noun

Definition of high beam

  1. :  a vehicle headlight beam with a long-range focus

Examples of high beam in a Sentence

  1. The car's headlights were on high beam.

  2. Turn off your high beams.

First Known Use of high beam

1932


HIGH BEAM Defined for English Language Learners

high beam

noun

Definition of high beam for English Language Learners

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

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