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stop·light

 (stŏp′līt′)
n.
2. A brake light.
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stoplight

(ˈstɒpˌlaɪt)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a red light on a traffic signal indicating that vehicles or pedestrians coming towards it should stop
2. (Automotive Engineering) another word for brake light
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stop•light

(ˈstɒpˌlaɪt)

n.
1. a taillight that lights up as the driver of a vehicle steps on the brake pedal to slow down or stop.
[1925–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stoplight - a red light on the rear of a motor vehicle that signals when the brakes are applied to slow or stopstoplight - a red light on the rear of a motor vehicle that signals when the brakes are applied to slow or stop
brake system, brakes - a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
2.stoplight - a visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersectionsstoplight - a visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections
light - a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
go-ahead, green light - a signal to proceed
red light - the signal to stop
yellow light - the signal to proceed with caution
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Translations
stoplámpa

stoplight

[ˈstɒpˌlaɪt] n (traffic light) → (semaforo) rosso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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