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high beam

or highbeam

noun
1.
an automobile headlight beam providing bright, long-range illumination of a darkened road and chiefly for use in driving in nonurban areas.
Compare low beam.
Origin of high beam
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • The cat curled himself in front of the fire, while the cock flew up on a high beam.

    The Beacon Second Reader James H. Fassett
  • There ensconcing themselves on a high beam, they soon forgot the cobwebs in the interest of the debate.

    'That Very Mab' May Kendall and Andrew Lang
  • The older girls climbed the ladder to a high beam, and then would shoot off on to the soft hay far below.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • The other bear—the one that fell from the high beam—had the handsomest black, glossy pelt I have ever seen.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Presently there was a glow of yellow light which illuminated the whole gymnasium and rested especially upon the high beam.

    When Sarah Went to School Elsie Singmaster

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