running light


Definition of running light

: any of the lights carried by a vehicle (such as a ship or automobile) that indicate size, position, or course

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Meanwhile, delivery drivers probably will just be happy to have air conditioning (the current trucks don’t), along with a front airbag, tire-pressure monitors, a backup camera, daytime running lights, and ABS. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, "Dorky Delivery: Is This the New USPS Mail Truck?," 7 Mar. 2018 Jeep took a step toward the old front-end, giving the 2019 model a larger grille, combining LED headlamps and daytime running lights and adding a new hood and fender design. Tom Krisher, Houston Chronicle, "Jeep updates Cherokee compact SUV to compete in hot market," 16 Jan. 2018 Growing awareness of those dangers is casting a spotlight on intersections in America where the number of cars and trucks running lights is highest. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Risky intersections: 10 crossroads where the highest numbers of cars run red lights," 11 Sep. 2019 Look at the decisions to run light rail to Almaden and Vasona. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "‘Radical’ road improvements get a thumbs down: Roadshow," 14 July 2019 News of Schilling's possible run lit up social media. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "Trump cheers Curt Schilling's possible run for Congress in Arizona," 13 Aug. 2019 DeWille got into concert lighting after running lights for some ballet recitals, before moving on to local rock shows. Matt Wake |, al, "How an Alabama company made Kiss pyro and fake blood," 28 July 2019 GoCycle offers two options for running lights that are powered by the bike’s battery: a Busch & Mueller Avy E Kit ($159.99 / €130.00 / £109.99) and a Supernova V1260 Kit ($299.99 / €264.98 / £229.98). Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "GoCycle GX e-bike review: fast, fun, and foldable," 29 July 2019 The appearance is basically unchanged for 2018, with new LED taillights and daytime running lights on the base S trim, and automatic rain-sensing headlights, along with automatic rain-sensing wipers. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Golf SportWagen offers a sportier alternative to some small crossovers | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 3 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of running light

1863, in the meaning defined above

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