stoplight

noun
stop·​light | \ ˈstäp-ˌlīt How to pronounce stoplight (audio) \

Definition of stoplight

1 : a light on the rear of a motor vehicle that is illuminated when the driver presses the brake pedal

Examples of stoplight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That means drivers must wait through several cycles of the stoplight before proceeding. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Dallas delays its next step in picking new Love Field entry. Is this a fight we even need to have?," 17 Sep. 2020 Street lights were knocked out in downtown Mobile, a city of about 190,000, where a stoplight snapped, swinging wildly on its cable. Arkansas Online, "Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding along the Gulf Coast," 16 Sep. 2020 Street lights were knocked out in downtown Mobile, where a stoplight snapped, swinging wildly on its cable. Jay Reeves, Anchorage Daily News, "Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama, unleashes flooding along Gulf Coast," 16 Sep. 2020 Street lights were knocked out in downtown Mobile, a city of about 190,000, where a stoplight snapped, swinging wildly on its cable. The Christian Science Monitor, "In hyperactive season, Hurricane Sally deluges Alabama Coast," 16 Sep. 2020 Once the stoplight turned green, authorities noted that someone in the Charger then opened fire, striking the child, a 31-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, "Chicago, New York City reeling from holiday weekend gun violence," 8 Sep. 2020 Located in northeastern Colorado near the Nebraska line, Holyoke has one stoplight and is primarily an agricultural community, producing wheat, corn, sugar beets and beans, Ferguson said. Cathy Free, Washington Post, "Stimulus check donations raise $93,592, helping every business in small town hurt by pandemic," 1 Sep. 2020 The new version of the software also recognizes when a stoplight turns green. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Tesla’s slow self-driving progress continues with green light warning," 31 Aug. 2020 Access to Sheridan Avenue will be closed, and a stoplight at 47th Avenue will be replaced with a crosswalk and flashing beacon. Star Tribune, "North Minneapolis residents hope Osseo Road makeover will curb illegal passing in turn lane," 23 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of stoplight

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stoplight was in 1926

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23 Sep 2020

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“Stoplight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoplight. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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stoplight

noun
stop·​light | \ ˈstäp-ˌlīt How to pronounce stoplight (audio) \

Kids Definition of stoplight

2 : a light on the rear of a motor vehicle that goes on when the driver presses the brake pedal

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