n. One of a pair of red lights mounted on the rear of a vehicle, so it can be seen from the rear at night.
Usage examples of "taillight".
The body was battered, with bondo under the taillights and doors where rust had been filled in.
On my way around to my side of the car I was surprised that I had not noticed before how much the taillight resembled an orthopteran ovipositor.
They watched the taillights until they were out of sight down the turnpike, neither of them saying a word.
It was an old truck without taillights, and as he slapped the brake, then pumped quickly, the car lost its feeble grip on the road, and began to spin.
They were leaving the French Quarter now, turning left on the boulevarded and tree-lined Esplanade Avenue, deserted except for the receding taillights of another car disappearing swiftly toward Bayou St.
At the same moment, the van's high, blunt front end crashes into the rear of the Lumina, splintering the taillights, snapping the bumper and crimping the trunk.
The taillight is made out of methyl acrylate like most of them are these days, but we were able to fracture-match pieces back to the single unit you removed from your Mercedes.
The driver curses as a black Porsche 911 passes, its receding red taillights reminding Benton of hell.
Then Midnight Mona had gone through the front fender, its taillights the shape of red diamonds and its exhaust pipes spouting in Donny’.
Not to mention fan belts, taillights, distributor caps, windshields, steering wheels, and floor mats.
No one talked, Qwilleran strained his eyes, peering at the road ahead, expecting to meet a pair of yellow foglights head-on or the sudden taillights of a stalled logging truck.
Re-forming, I heard a motor kick over and rushed around the building in time to see her taillights flare and dim as she took a sharp corner out of the apartment parking lot.
The taxi pulled away with a flash of red taillights and the man set a single flight bag on the wet sidewalk and stared at the house as if mesmerized by the sight of it.
He had a lot to do before beginning his nightly sermon his little dance with Officer Benzyck was only the opening gun but he stood there watching the cab's taillights twinkle and dwindle, just the same.
He had a lot to do before beginning his nightly sermon - his little dance with Officer Benzyck was only the opening gun - but he stood there watching the cab's taillights twinkle and dwindle, just the same.