trafficator


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trafficator

(ˈtræfɪˌkeɪtə)
n
(Historical Terms) (formerly) an illuminated arm on a motor vehicle that was raised to indicate a left or right turn. Compare indicator5
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trafficator - a blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turntrafficator - a blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn
electrical system - equipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
Translations

trafficator

[ˈtræfɪkeɪtəʳ] N (Brit) → indicador m de dirección, flecha f de dirección

trafficator

n (dated Brit) → (Fahrt)richtungsanzeiger m (form)
References in periodicals archive ?
The most advanced device was the trafficator, a strange yellow illuminated banana shaped object that flipped out of the side pillar of some of the more modern vehicles of the time, to indicate the course the driver intended to take.
An interesting feature of the day was the trafficator, an illuminated arm which popped out of the side of the car when indicating a turn.
Like others before him, he points to the importance of phonemic overlap in distinguishing blends from compounds and, following Pound (1914), contends that elliptical forms (such as trafficator [traffic x indicator]) are not blends as they do not constitute a new meaning resulting from the blending process.
Designed to evoke memories of the 1958 Subaru 360, the company's first car, the HM-01 features trafficator indicator arms that protrude from the A-posts and 50s style side panel crease lines.
But despite featuring trafficator indicator arms protruding from the A-posts and 50s style side panel lines, the HM-01 also succeeds in looking practical and contemporary, with a wheel-at-each-corner look.
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