low beam

noun

Definition of low beam

US
: a vehicle headlight beam with a short-range focus

Examples of low beam in a Sentence

The car's headlights were on low beam. Turn on your low beams.
Recent Examples on the Web When driving in conditions with low visibility, motorists should proceed slowly with their headlights on low beam, the AAA advises. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 29 Jan. 2022 When driving in conditions with low visibility, motorists should proceed slowly with their headlights on low beam, the AAA advises. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 29 Jan. 2022 When driving in conditions with low visibility, motorists should proceed slowly with their headlights on low beam, the AAA advises. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 29 Jan. 2022 Allow more distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you, and have your low beam headlights on. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 8 Feb. 2022 When driving in conditions with low visibility, motorists should proceed slowly with their headlights on low beam, the AAA advises. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 29 Jan. 2022 At night, keep your headlights on low beam to avoid glare, and leave at least double the typical following distance between yourself and the car in front of you. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 6 Jan. 2022 If driving, slow down, use low beam lights and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 17 Sep. 2021 The weather service issued a dense fog advisory through 11 a.m. Thursday and warned drivers to be alert and keep headlights on low beam. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, 25 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of low beam

1933, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

3 Jun 2022

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“Low beam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20beam. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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