Definition of Turn indicator

1. Noun. A blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn.

Exact synonyms: Blinker, Trafficator, Turn Signal
Group relationships: Electrical System
Generic synonyms: Visual Signal
Derivative terms: Blink



Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn Indicator

turn about
turn against
turn and bank indicator
turn around
turn arounds
turn away
turn back
turn back the clock
turn down
turn down ratio
turn flukes
turn heads
turn in
turn in one's grave
turn indicator (current term)
turn inside-out
turn into
turn into a pumpkin
turn loose
turn of events
turn of logs
turn of phrase
turn of the century
turn of the year
turn off
turn on a dime
turn on its head
turn on one's heel

Literary usage of Turn indicator

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

1. A Primer of Air Navigation by Harry Egerton Wimperis (1920)
"indicator described below, the compass not being referred to at all until the turn indicator shows that the craft is again flying straight. 46. ..."

2. NBS Special Publication (1920)
"The particular type of turn indicator which has been developed depends upon the principle that, due to inertia, a jet of air issuing from a short tube ..."

3. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1921)
"Such an instrument is available in the gyroscopic turn indicator referred to above. ... If pilots are properly educated in the use of the turn indicator, ..."

4. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"See also turnaround. turn indicator—(DOD, NATO) An instrument which displays the aircraft's rate and direction of turn. turning movement—(DOD, ..."

5. Adventure Guide to New Zealand by Bette Flagler (2005)
"... getting up the hill, you may notice the driver putting on his/her right turn indicator. That's a sign for you that the road is clear and you can pass. ..."

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