Meaning of “lighting-up time” in the English Dictionary

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"lighting-up time" in British English

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lighting-up timenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌlaɪ.tɪŋˈʌp ˌtaɪm/ us /ˌlaɪ.t̬ɪŋˈʌp ˌtaɪm/ UK

the time in the afternoon or evening when the law states that vehicles must have their lights switched on

(Definition of “lighting-up time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)