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[stop-lahyt] /ˈstɒpˌlaɪt/
Origin of stoplight
1925-30; stop + light1 Unabridged
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  • 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 timing.
  • Stay to the left and go straight through the stoplight.
  • Red light systems are able to capture the vehicle's position when a stoplight turns red to establish that a violation did occur.
  • Head east through the first stoplight close to the exit off ramp.
  • Go to end of the ramp and continue straight through the stoplight.
British Dictionary definitions for stoplight


a red light on a traffic signal indicating that vehicles or pedestrians coming towards it should stop
another word for brake light
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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