Definition of Turn signal

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 Indicator
Group relationships: Electrical System
Generic synonyms: Visual Signal
Derivative terms: Blink

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn Signal

turn of the century
turn of the year
turn off
turn on a dime
turn on its head
turn on one's heel
turn one's back
turn one's nose up
turn one's stomach
turn out
turn over
turn over a new leaf
turn round
turn signal (current term)
turn someone's crank
turn someone's head
turn tail
turn the air blue
turn the corner
turn the frown upside down
turn the other cheek
turn the page
turn the table
turn the tables
turn the tide
turn thumbs down
turn to
turn to custard

Literary usage of Turn signal

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

1. Notes on Railroad Accidents by Charles Francis Adams (1879)
"turn signal that the preceding train was out, tried to stop him by waving his red flag. It was too late, however, and the train passed in. ..."

2. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"... driving down Santa Monica Boulevard and became incensed that the driver in front of him had left his right turn signal flashing without making the turn. ..."

3. Field Methods in Petroleum Geology by Guy Henry Cox (1921)
"The station having been recognized by the instrument man, the rodman after giving the turn signal for such a time that he is sure that the instrument man ..."

4. Mexico's Gulf Coast by Joanie Sanchez (2004)
"Many times, the person that you are trying to pass will turn on his or her left turn signal, and move slightly to the shoulder (if there is ..."

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