running light

running light
noun Date: 1881 any of the lights carried by a vehicle (as a ship or automobile) that indicate size, position, or course

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  • running light — /ˈrʌnɪŋ laɪt/ (say runing luyt) noun one of a system of lights displayed by vessels under way at night …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Running lights (theater) — In theater, running lights are any lights that the audience does not see, but are on during the run of the show. They are different from worklights which are not used during a show. One type of running light is the lights set in wings or… …   Wikipedia

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  • light source — noun any device serving as a source of illumination he stopped the car and turned off the lights • Syn: ↑light • Derivationally related forms: ↑light (for: ↑light) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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