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"traffic light" in British English

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traffic lightnoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   (US also stoplight)
A2 one of a set of ​red, ​yellow, and ​greenlights that ​control the ​movement of ​vehicles, usually at a ​point where two or more ​roadsjoin: The ​policepulled him over for ​failing to ​stop at a ​redtrafficlight. Turn ​left at thetrafficlights. The ​trafficlights changed to/​turnedgreen 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 ​streetsmeet
(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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