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traffic lightnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈtræf.ɪk ˌlaɪt/  us   /ˈtræf.ɪk ˌlaɪt/ (US also stoplight)
A2 one of a set of red, yellow, and green lights that control the movement of vehicles, usually at a point where two or more roads join: The police pulled him over for failing to stop at a red traffic light. Turn left at the traffic lights. The traffic lights changed to/turned green as we approached the junction.
(Definition of traffic light from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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traffic lightnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtræf·ɪk ˌlɑɪt/ (also light, stoplight)
a set of red, yellow, and green lights that control the movement of vehicles at a point where two or more streets meet
(Definition of traffic light from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “traffic light”
in Arabic إشارة المُرور…
in Korean 교통 신호…
in Portuguese semáforo…
in Catalan semàfor…
in Japanese (道路の)信号機…
in Chinese (Simplified) 红绿灯,交通信号灯…
in Turkish trafik ışıkları…
in Russian светофор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紅綠燈,交通信號燈…
in Italian semaforo…
in Polish światło, sygnalizacja świetlna…
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