Belisha beacon

noun
Be·​li·​sha beacon | \ bə-¦lē-shə- \

Definition of Belisha beacon

: an orange traffic signal for the protection of pedestrians at street crossings in English cities

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History and Etymology for Belisha beacon

after Leslie Hore- Belisha †1957 English political leader

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“Belisha beacon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Belisha%20beacon. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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