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dome light

or domelight

noun
1.
a small light under the roof of an automobile or boat.
2.
a flashing light on the roof of an emergency vehicle, as a police car or ambulance.
Origin of dome light
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • Then the dome light was switched on, and she saw Victor with a bleak face sitting over her, an automatic pistol naked in his hand.

    Red Masquerade Louis Joseph Vance
  • He opened the car door, and the soft glow of the dome light filled the interior.

  • Snapping on the dome light in the taxi, he held them in the palm of his hand.

  • Rick took the letter from his pocket, switched on the dome light, and scanned it.

    The Egyptian Cat Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin

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