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

Examples of running light in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Equinox also gets separate LED headlights and daytime running lights that contribute to that more aggressive look. Maxwell B. Mortimer, Car and Driver, "Chevy's Popular Equinox Gets RS Trim, Updated Appearance for 2021," 6 Feb. 2020 No media outlet reports that a pickup that got T-boned was a dark color or that a motorcycle didn’t have its daytime running lights on at the time of a crash. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "High-Vis Clothing Only Matters if Drivers Pay Attention," 7 Apr. 2020 Mazda has issued a statement acknowledging a problem with LED daytime running lights on some 2016 Mazda CX-5 crossovers. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, "Mazda Recalling 2016 CX-5 over LED Lights That Could Flicker or Fail," 12 Feb. 2020 Armada has an aggressive stance with a bold V-motion grille, standard LED low-beam headlights, halogen high beams and LED daytime running lights — preserving the previous generation’s sturdy, energetic image, with up-to-date styling. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Nissan’s Armada offers luxury and utility in a big family vehicle with room for 8 (auto review)," 11 Jan. 2020 The notice was issued to warn vessels in the region that the spy ship could sail without running lights or fail to respond to radio calls. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Who invited the Russian spy ship?," 17 Dec. 2019 Vanessa Pearson designed the lights and sound, with Avry Diaz running lights and sound tech at each performance. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena theatre’s ‘Doublewide’ a wacky Texas take on Christmas," 6 Dec. 2019 Automatic on/off headlights with automatic high beams and daytime running lights worked with the rain-sensing wipers, turning on when the wipers were activated. Emma Jayne Williams,, "Auto review: Ford updates the best-selling F-150 for 2019 with more choices and tech," 11 Oct. 2019 The Max Tow package, $995, added 245/75 all-terrain tires, 4.10 axle ratio, Class IV receiver hitch and trailer-hitch zoom, daytime running lights, heavy-duty engine cooling and 240-amp alternator. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jeep Gladiator: the mudder of midsize pickups," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of running light

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Running light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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