country beam

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country beam ‎(plural country beams)

  1. (automotive, dated) A headlight setting intended for empty country roads at night.
    • 1940, Ralph A. Richardson, Optics and Wheels, General Motors Corporation, p. 25
      For your own safety and that of others, follow the suggestion in the verse:
      “Use country beam
      When roads are clear,
      Use traffic beam
      When cars are near.”

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