from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See headlight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An individual headlight, particularly of a motor vehicle.
  • n. A flashlight worn on head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A powerful light with a reflector, attached to the front of an automobile, locomotive, or other vehicle; called also headlight.

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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