Definition of "stoplight" [stoplight]

  • A light on the rear of a vehicle that is activated when the brakes are applied. Also called brake light. (noun)
  • See traffic light. (noun)

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Use "stoplight" in a sentence
  • "A metric called the stoplight process red, yellow, green was set up to track whether actions agreed upon in Afghanistan and Iraq were being implemented or whether policy needed to be adjusted or changed."
  • "Diann told me that last time she drove him, he asked if a stoplight were a semaphore."
  • "The woman, however, said the stoplight was her first opportunity to jump from the van."