cross·​walk ˈkrȯs-ˌwȯk How to pronounce crosswalk (audio)
: a specially paved or marked path for pedestrians crossing a street or road

Examples of crosswalk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to investigators, Sabag was crossing the street between cars and not using a nearby pedestrian crosswalk. Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald, 16 Feb. 2024 Rebecca Grossman is accused of speeding through a Westlake crosswalk and barely applying the brakes of her white Mercedes SUV before slamming into two young boys. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 That’s because vehicle traffic moving through the arrivals area often interferes with the pedestrians trying to use the two crosswalks that lead them out to farther pickup lanes and the terminal’s large parking garage. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 9 Feb. 2024 Around downtown San Jose, there are a number of areas with marked and often metered parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk. John Woolfolk, The Mercury News, 6 Feb. 2024 Investigators believe the woman, whom police did not identify, was crossing a crosswalk on Baltimore National Pike at Ridge Road just before 5 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by the vehicle, believed to be a silver Nissan Altima, police said in a news release. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 21 Jan. 2024 The force of the crash caused the two vehicles to go through a group of pedestrians at a crosswalk before colliding with two additional vehicles. Shania Russell,, 2 Jan. 2024 As stated in the California Department of Motor Vehicle’s Driver’s Handbook, some parking violations include being parked on a marked or unmarked crosswalk, blocking a driveway and parking in front of a curb with wheelchair access. Angela Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 6 Feb. 2024 The police news release states that Garcia was in an unmarked crosswalk when he was hit by the truck. Robert Salonga, The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crosswalk was in 1671

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“Crosswalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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cross·​walk ˈkrȯ-ˌswȯk How to pronounce crosswalk (audio)
: a specially paved or marked path for people walking across a street or road

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