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quarterlight

(ˈkwɔːtəˌlaɪt)
n
(Automotive Engineering) Brit a small pivoted window in the door of a car for ventilation
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Noun1.quarterlight - car window consisting of a small pivoted glass vent in the door of a car
car window - a window in a car
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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quarterlight

n (Brit) → Dreieckfenster nt; (openable) → Ausstellfenster nt
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The swoops were part of Operation Quarterlight, aimed at targeting criminality in the capital.
Thieves removed quarterlight from Mercedes Sprinter and stole account books.
The interior is light and airy, thanks to its huge front windscreen, which blends almost seamlessly into the roof on the outside, and features a pair of large quarterlight windows to ensure good visibility, avoiding the need for chunky windscreen pillars which can obstruct vision and create blindspots, something I didn't find a problem with this car.
In effect it looks the part as a classy executive saloon, the back of the car and the rear quarterlight in particular displaying those familiar Infiniti design hallmarks that help set it apart.
That all adds up to Tardis-like dimensions, with acres of flat surfaces across the dash - neatly illuminated by the extra quarterlight windows that fill the gap between the door frame and the acute windscreen angle.
The pillarless side windows, for example, are fully retractable - except for a rear quarterlight, which spoils the effect.
The Peugeot gets top marks for location of the wing mirrors well down on the door shoulder - away from the front quarterlight where diagonal and peripheral vision can be so important.
It was also the first Jaguar to feature a quarterlight in the rear pillar, creating a six light style.
The thief, described as white with a sallow complexion, was driving an H-reg blue Ford Fiesta which had a rear quarterlight window missing.
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August 22: A quarterlight on a Suzuki Swift was removed and airbags were stolen.