low-beam

low beam

noun
an automobile headlight beam providing short-range illumination of a road and intended chiefly for use in driving on the streets of cities, towns, etc.
Compare high beam.


Origin:
1945–50

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low-beam

adjective
used of headlights; "following with low-beam headlights" 
low beam

noun
the beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance 
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