Definition of Brake light

1. Noun. A red light on the rear of a motor vehicle that signals when the brakes are applied to slow or stop.

Exact synonyms: Stoplight
Group relationships: Brake System, Brakes
Generic synonyms: Visual Signal

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brake Light

brake band
brake bias
brake cylinder
brake disk
brake drum
brake failure
brake horsepower
brake horsepowers
brake light (current term)
brake lining
brake mean effective pressure
brake noodle
brake pad
brake pads
brake pedal
brake pedals
brake press
brake presses
brake shoe
brake shoes
brake system

Literary usage of Brake light

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dead Man Running: The True Story of a Secret Agent's Escape from the Ira and by Martin McGartland (2000)
"'Section 25, refusing to give his details.' «defective brake light. ... rather than someone who had been stopped for having a defective brake light. ..."

2. Light's Labour's Lost: Policies for Energy-Efficient Lighting by International Energy Agency (2006)
"... also known as the "third brake light", and for brake and indicator lights in buses and trucks in the mid-1980s. The early use of LEDs for these roles ..."

3. Regulatory Impact Analysis: Best Practices in OECD Countries by Rex Deighton-Smith, Scott H. Jacobs (1997)
"If the government had not adopted this regulation. manufacturers would not have changed the brake light configuration of every new car. and society would ..."

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