Definition of taillight
: a usually red warning light mounted at the rear of a vehicle —called also taillamp
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The exterior design is evolved, marked by a variation of the current Fiesta’s toothy Aston Martin–esque grille at the front and larger, horizontal taillights at the rear.
In one case in 2016, Oklahoma police seized $53,000 owned by a Christian band, an orphanage and a church after stopping a man on a highway for a broken taillight.
A little after 1 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a taillight was out on the Hyundai and stopped the southbound sedan on Little Torch Key, an island in the lower Keys.
Behind the tape, a red Hyundai sedan with its taillights still on was riddled with about a dozen bullet holes, including two through the driver's side window.
What happened: Officer Michael Slager pulled Scott over for a broken taillight.
A few cars even had flip-up taillights that concealed a gas cap in the tail fin.
Last year, Philando Castile was pulled over by police for a broken taillight and shot to death.
Even setting aside the questionable grounds under which Yanez had pulled Castile over (a malfunctioning taillight is a classic pretextual stop police use to question black drivers), Castile had done everything right.
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Definition of taillight for English Language Learners
: a red light at the back of a vehicle
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