Definition of running lights in English:

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running lights

plural noun

1 another term for navigation lights.
Example sentences
  • The team headed out in total darkness - no running lights, no navigation lights - only night vision goggles and the glow of phosphorescent plankton in their bow wake to guide them.
  • Hunter's plight was reported to the Coast Guard who promptly put out a radio broadcast of a dog sailing north ‘without running lights.’
  • The craft had a triangle/chevron shape with one light at each point of the three points which did not blink, as most aircraft running lights do.
2Small lights on a motor vehicle that remain illuminated while the vehicle is running.
Example sentences
  • The headlights when used through heavy fogs usually produce glare so it's better to turn them off and use the fog lights and the running lights instead.
  • Also housed in the lights' polycarbonate enclosures are the parking lights, side-turn markers and daytime running lights.
  • Check all of the running lights, lenses, brake lights, and turn signals.

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Syllabification: run·ning lights

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