brake light

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brake light a red light on the rear of a motor vehicle that signals when the brakes are applied to slow or stop
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Usage

In literature:

The tree listed to one side, bobbing over the edge of the Jeep's roof in time with the blinking brake lights.
"Violists" by Richard McGowan
As I jammed on the hand-brake, I seemed to see many lights.
"The Brother of Daphne" by Dornford Yates
A pale gray mist hung above the brake, and through it shone a line of dim lights.
"The Lone Star Ranger" by Zane Grey
And Casey, believing he might do well to slow up gradually, lightly put on the brake.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
A light spiral spring is placed on each of the screws, in order to free the brake from the rope the moment the pressure is released.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884" by Various
Even Uncle Peabody tapped his cup lightly with his teaspoon, a familiar signal of his by which he indicated that I was to put on the brakes.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
He lighted up the brake in the dark night, so that everything therein was visible.
"The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick" by Various
For two hours did we dash through bush and brake, jungle and morass, led by Makarooroo, and lighted by the pale beams of the moon.
"The Gorilla Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
Yesterday you sent it to a garage for inspection of brakes an' lights an' such.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
There was no time to man the brakes, they knocked the shackle free, And the Northern Light stood out again, goose-winged to open sea.
"The Seven Seas" by Rudyard Kipling
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In poetry:

Their horsses backes brake under them,
The knights were both astound;
To avoyd their horsses they made great haste,
And light upon the ground.
"Sir Lancelot Du Lake" by Thomas Percy
See! light is gleaming
In primrose brakes,
And out of its dreaming
The speedwell wakes,
And the tender tips of the timid clover
Peep forth to see if the frost be over.
"Another Spring Carol" by Alfred Austin
He deigned to pass within that humble home,
His holy presence filled the place with light;
He sat at meat and brake and blessed the bread,
And ere they know it vanished from their sight.
"The Walk To Emmaus" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
It was dusk ’mid the thunder, dusk e’en as the night,
When first brake out our love like the storm,
But no night-hour was it, and back came the light
While our hands with each other were warm.
"Thunder In The Garden" by William Morris
Soon the throng of the forest heard the horn
Of the boat, the commerce boat;
Then they started up from the brake and thorn,
And hastening away by the light of the morn,
They fled from cavern and moat.
"The Forest River." by Harriet Annie Wilkins

In news:

Zero will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front brake system brake-light switch for free.
Zero recalls motorcycles for brake light switch.
The automaker says more than 680,000 vehicles may have brake light and airbag problems.
How To Troubleshoot Brake Light Problems.
I have no brake light s on my 2006 Mazda5 van.
The lights are traction control and ABS brakes, and at times the service engine light pops on.
The brake lights are on.
The two photos printed on the citation as evidence of speeding show the car was idling at a red light with its brake lights illuminated.
The towed vehicle's taillights, brake lights and turn signals must work in conjunction with those on the motorhome.
If the brake warning light comes on when you apply your brakes it means that your brake fluid is dangerously low or the brake pads are worn out.
2000 DUMP TRAILER, 6x9 tandem, electric brakes & lights, $2,750.
Those standards oblige motorized bikes to have safety features such as a horn, lights and braking requirements.
The brake lights add their own strand of illumination to the festival, but this year it's even more of an experience and not just a drive-thru display.
Deceleration was so abrupt, we were tempted to ask if the brake lights illuminate when the driver merely lifts from the accelerator.
Alerted by a brake warning light in the cockpit, the captain on a US airline flight last August warned passengers he was making an emergency landing and called for firetrucks to be standing by.
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In science:

Quite recently a brake light (BL) version of the NaSch model has been introduced [19, 20] in order to give a more complete description of the empirically observed phenomena in highway traffic.
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow
In addition, a dynamical long ranged interaction is included: In their velocity dependent interaction horizon drivers react on brakings of the leading vehicle that are indicated by an activated brake light .
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow
The brake light bn can take on two states, i.e., on (off ) indicated by bn = 1(0).
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow
If the brake light of the car in front is switched on and it is found within the interaction horizon pdec = pb is chosen. A car perceives a brake light of the vehicle ahead within a time dependent interaction horizon ts = min{vn (t), h} where vn (t) is the current velocity and h an integer constant.
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow
The car does not accelerate if its own brake light or that of its predecessor is on and the next car ahead is within the interaction horizon.
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow
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