Approach light



one of a series of lights installed along the projected centerline of an airport runway to assist a pilot in aligning the aircraft during the approach to landing at night.
Historical Examples

An inter-system Empire is hard to maintain, even with ships that approach light speed.
The Variable Man Philip K. Dick

They form an approach light, elegant, and so lofty that you cannot touch with the hand the stairs above your head.
Recollections of the late William Beckford Henry Venn Lansdown

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