running light

noun

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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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 Also adding to the bold look are the LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "All-new Kona small crossover joins Hyundai lineup, starting at $19,500 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 31 Mar. 2018 High-intensity-discharge headlights with automatic high beams are included at this level along with LED daytime running lights. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Toyota Sienna gets some upgrades for 2018, including new front end," 7 July 2018 Standard foglamps and daylight running lights get a chrome detail, and restyled front and rear bumpers help keep things looking fresh. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "Ford Anticipates Ka+ Boom with Updated Powertrains, Crossover Design Cues," 7 Mar. 2018 The chunky look is amplified by bulky fender cladding that extends to the headlamps in the front—those thin, upper strip lamps are LED running lights—and to the turn-signal and reverse lamps in the back. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "2018 Hyundai Kona," 26 Mar. 2018 Fashionably jewel-like LED headlights, daytime running lights and taillights add bling. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "VW’s revamped 2019 Jetta R-Line delivers bang for the buck," 5 May 2018 Those with discerning eyes will note the model wears a fresh front fascia with new LED running lights. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "2019 Kia Optima: Slim and Trim Changes," 29 Mar. 2018 But the electric coupe was fun, stylish, and loaded with advanced features such as LED daytime running lights, a large LED text display on the front fascia (to flash messages to road denizens), and an LCD dashboard made for social-media interaction. Bradley Berman, Popular Mechanics, "China Is the Automotive Alternate Universe," 4 May 2018

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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