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A light at the rear of a vehicle that comes on when the vehicle is in reverse gear.
- ‘I saw his backup lights but when he paused I thought he'd seen me.’
- ‘The stacked taillamps are vertical in orientation; there is a clear acrylic and polycarbonate lens covering three individual lamps: the top is a clear backup light; the middle is an amber turn signal; the bottom is the red stop lamp.’
- ‘I was in the passenger's seat pounding against the glass while I saw his backup lights come right at me.’
- ‘The white backup light will likely remain separate to keep cost and complexity in check.’
- ‘He also likes the four factory-harnessed backup lights because they allow him to back up at off-road sites in the middle of the night.’
- ‘He put it in reverse and our backup lights were almost as bright as our headlights and he started again, ‘It's going to see us leaving!’’
- ‘Anyway I went to work on the right tail light as two of the brake lights were out and the backup light was out.’
- ‘Two small grommet ‘marker’ lights in the bumper corner wraps also go on when the backup lights are on.’
- ‘It was extremely dark and if it wasn't for the little light coming from the backup light it would be unbearable to see anything.’
- ‘Then backup lights shone like two eyes as the semi backed up to within twenty yards.’
backup light/ˈbakˌəp ˌlīt/
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