from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of signal-lamp, usually having a lens of red glass, carried at the rear end of a train.


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  • As luck would have it, the latter was standing with his back to our car, perhaps a foot from the tail-lamp.

    Jonah and Co.

  • As we did so, a pale blue racer streaked by our tail-lamp with the roar of an avalanche.

    Jonah and Co.

  • And then very suddenly he caught sight of the tail-lamp of a car close to his own gate.


  • Avenue, he was wholly helpless to do more than keep the tail-lamp of the first in sight.

    The False Faces Further Adventures from the History of the Lone Wolf

  • Then he ran his car out among the tall weeds close to the line of scrub willows edging the creek; extinguished his lights, including the tail-lamp; left his engine running; stood listening a moment to the whispering whirr of his motor; then, taking the flash light from his pocket, he climbed over the roadside wall and ran back across the pasture toward the house.

    The Dark Star

  • One ruby-red spot shone upon the road, but no number-plate was visible within the dim ruddy halo of the tail-lamp which cast it.

    Danger! and Other Stories

  • Along with it, Dartz has also applied white alloys, blacked-out brightwork and smoked tail-lamp lenses for a decidedly shine-proof look.


  • But perhaps the most intriguing modification is the way the exhausts exit just below tail-lamp height in the centre of the rear bumper - leaving gaping holes where the standard pipes would be.

    Auto Express: News

  • New combination tail-lamp clusters feature LED lights; a LED brake light is integrated within the standard rear spoiler.


  • New combination tail-lamp clusters feature LED lights;



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