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A red light or one of a pair mounted on the rear end of a vehicle. Also called tail lamp.



a light, usu. red, at the rear of an automobile, train, etc.
Also called tail′ lamp`.
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Noun1.taillight - lamp (usually red) mounted at the rear of a motor vehicletaillight - lamp (usually red) mounted at the rear of a motor vehicle
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
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
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The tail piece too has been redesigned, so has the taillight.
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The rear has been modified, as well, with the bumper molding going up to the new taillight clusters in a manner similar to that used on the Saab 9-3.
Toyota noted that exterior enhancements on the new Prius include restyled headlights and taillight clusters, a new front lip spoiler and an updated front grille.
For the first time, witnesses were able to give information about licence plates on vehicles seen near the scene on Monday, including a light-coloured Chevrolet Astro van with a burnedout rear taillight.
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Ford's plastic bumpers are ground up to become new taillight housings--one old bumper can make 30 new housings for the Taurus and Sable.
The system, currently fielded on the M1 Abrams, Stryker, and the MRAP all-terrain vehicle, fits into taillight housings common to more than 200,000 military vehicles.
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