crossing guard

noun

Definition of crossing guard

:a person whose job is to help people (such as schoolchildren) go across busy streets safely

Word by Word Definitions

crossing play
  1. : the act or action of crossing: such as

  2. : a traversing or traveling across

  3. : an opposing, blocking, or thwarting especially in an unfair or dishonest manner

guard play
  1. : one assigned to protect or oversee another: such as

  2. : a person or a body of persons on sentinel duty

  3. : troops attached to the person of the sovereign

  1. : to protect an edge of with an ornamental border

  2. : to protect from danger especially by watchful attention : make secure

  3. : to stand at the entrance of as if on guard or as a barrier


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