tail·​light | \ ˈtāl-ˌlīt How to pronounce taillight (audio) \

Definition of taillight

: a usually red warning light mounted at the rear of a vehicle

called also taillamp

Examples of taillight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the moniker would suggest, details such as the intake slats, the Porsche letting on the rear LED taillight and the model designation badge on the back are covered in satin-finish Platinum. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 Jan. 2022 There's no proper front light, but there are visibility lights around the scooter, a bell, and a taillight. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 16 Jan. 2022 The rear diffuser is likewise accented with gloss black instead of body color, and the word Porsche in the translucent taillight band is accented in black. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 30 Nov. 2021 City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas worked with local law enforcement to develop the Driving Equality Bill, which prohibits traffic stops for minor violations such as a broken taillight or a small item hanging from a mirror. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Dec. 2021 The driver’s-side taillight was replaced with red tape and the tailgate was faded. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 5 Dec. 2021 Hottman notes that one of the perks of an e-bike is that as long as your battery has juice, your headlight and taillight will stay lit. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 From the teaser, the EQE appears to have a similar jellybean shape to the larger EQS as well as smooth bodywork and a full-width taillight. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 30 July 2021 More good stuff: The Roxim Z4E Pro LED headlight is incredibly bright and even features a high beam, and a bright LED taillight/brake light is under the seat. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of taillight

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of taillight was in 1844

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23 Jan 2022

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“Taillight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taillight. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of taillight

: a red light at the back of a vehicle

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