cross·​walk | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwȯk How to pronounce crosswalk (audio) \

Definition of crosswalk

: a specially paved or marked path for pedestrians crossing a street or road

Examples of crosswalk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 44% of the serious or fatal crashes involving pedestrians, victims were crossing the street in a crosswalk or walking on the sidewalk or shoulder. Steven Litt, cleveland, 28 Aug. 2022 According to police, Fingarson was outside of a crosswalk. Emily Davies, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 The man, who was not in a crosswalk when he was struck, was taken to a hospital, the officer said. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2022 Nelson was in the middle of the crosswalk when an SUV turned left from 1300 East onto 800 South. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Aug. 2022 Robert Neack of Westwood was lying in the 5600 block of Bridgetown Road and not in a crosswalk when he was hit by an eastbound 2015 Dodge Journey shortly after 1 a.m., police said in a news release. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, 28 June 2022 This is why Unthinkable by Kyle Bachus takes you through how his job as a lawyer representing families in catastrophic injury and death cases became reality for him when his mother was hit and killed in a crosswalk. Serenity Gibbons, Forbes, 16 June 2022 In an effort to improve pedestrian safety, the village of Greendale plans to install a speed table on Broad Street, midblock between Northway and Schoolway, where the existing crosswalk is. Bob Dohr, Journal Sentinel, 30 Aug. 2022 On a hot day last month, as McWilliams pushed her duck in the stroller, Angelica Lindemann stopped in a crosswalk to stare. Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of crosswalk

1671, in the meaning defined above

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“Crosswalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for crosswalk


cross·​walk | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwȯk How to pronounce crosswalk (audio) \

Kids Definition of crosswalk

: a specially marked path for people to walk across a street

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