headlamp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

head +‎ lamp

Noun[edit]

headlamp (plural headlamps)

  1. An individual headlight, particularly of a motor vehicle.
    • 1940, Ralph A. Richardson, Optics and Wheels, General Motors Corporation, p. 13
      The automobile headlamp uses either a parabolic reflector or a slight modification of it to obtain a concentrated light beam.
  2. A flashlight worn on the head.

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