stoplight

noun stop·light \ ˈstäp-ˌlīt \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of stoplight

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

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First Known Use of stoplight

1926

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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STOPLIGHT Defined for Kids

stoplight

noun stop·light \ ˈstäp-ˌlīt \

Definition of stoplight for Students

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


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