from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light with a reflector and lens mounted on the front of a locomotive, automobile, or other vehicle. Also called headlamp.
- n. A lamp mounted on a miner's or spelunker's hard hat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bright light, with a lens and reflector, on the front of a motor vehicle (or originally a train), designed to illuminate the road when driving at night; normally one of a pair.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light, with a powerful reflector, placed at the front of a vehicle such as an automobile, truck, locomotive etc., to throw light on the road or track ahead of the vehicle at night, or in going through a dark tunnel; a headlamp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large lamp or lantern and reflector carried on the front of a locomotive and serving to illuminate the track by night.
- n. A white light carried at a steamer's masthead when under way.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a powerful light with reflector; attached to the front of an automobile or locomotive
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