Definition of Stoplight

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: Brake Light
Group relationships: Brake System, Brakes
Generic synonyms: Visual Signal



2. Noun. A visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections.
Exact synonyms: Traffic Light, Traffic Signal
Generic synonyms: Light
Specialized synonyms: Go-ahead, Green Light, Red Light, Yellow Light

Definition of Stoplight

1. Noun. (American English) A traffic control signal, traditionally consisting of three lights colored green, yellow/amber and red meaning proceed, prepare to stop and stop respectively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stoplight

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stoplight

stopbands
stopbank
stopbanks
stopcock
stopcocks
stope
stoped
stoper
stopers
stopes
stopgap
stopgaps
stoping
stopings
stopless
stoplight (current term)
stoplights
stoplist
stoplists
stopo watch
stopoff
stopoffs
stoponium
stoponiums
stopover
stopovers
stopp'd
stoppable
stoppage
stoppage time

Literary usage of Stoplight

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

1. Lewis And Clark Road Trips: Exploring the Trail Across America by Kira Gale (2006)
"Go past the Pine St stoplight to Chestnut St. Turn left (east) and cross under the highway. Then turn left (north] onto Memorial Dr (one-way north). ..."

2. Educational Reform and Administrative Development: The Cases of Colombia and by E. Mark Hanson (1986)
"There was not a stoplight anywhere for hundreds of miles, but because that objective was in the curriculum, she felt she had to make sure that all the ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Maui by Sharon Hamblin (2005)
"At the stoplight take a left on the Hana Highway. If you're coming from West Maui, South Maui or Central Maui, catch the Hana Highway in Kahului near the ..."

4. Adventure Guide Honduras & the Bay Islands by Maria Fiallos (2006)
"Juan Pablo II Boulevard This modern commercial section stretches from the stoplight near the Hotel Clarion past the spanking new and shiny Hotel Marriot and ..."

5. Following Directions by Jill Norris (1998)
"Reproduce the stoplight pattern. 2. Color the three lights red, green, ... Post the large stoplight in your room and use it to signal behaviors such as: ..."

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