1925–30; stop + light1 Unabridged
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stoplight (ˈstɒpˌlaɪt)
1.  a red light on a traffic signal indicating that vehicles or pedestrians coming towards it should stop
2.  another word for brake light

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Example sentences
Most roundabouts are also more aesthetically pleasing and cost much less to
  construct than stoplight intersections.
Until then, existing innovations are sitting at a stoplight.
But they didn't want the additional traffic screwing up their one stoplight
Stay to the left and go straight through the stoplight.
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