headlights etymology

English word headlights comes from English light, English head

Detailed word origin of headlights

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
light English (eng) Carrying little. (curling) A stone that is not thrown hard enough. (in the plural, now, rare) Facts; pieces of information; ideas, concepts.. (informal) A cross-light in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.. (painting) The manner in which the light strikes a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of [...]
head English (eng) (fishing) To remove the head from a fish.. (intransitive) To form a head.. (intransitive) To move in a specified direction.. (intransitive) To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.. (obsolete) To behead; to decapitate.. (transitive) To be in command of. (See also head up.). (transitive) To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball. To cut off the top of; to lop [...]
headlights English (eng) Especially a pair on a single vehicle.

Words with the same origin as headlights

Descendants of light
Auld Licht Maglite lidar lite marriage lite starlit