cross·walk | \ˈkrȯs-ˌwȯk \

Definition of crosswalk 

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

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He was accused of striking Randolph Tolk in the head with a hockey stick during a confrontation at a crosswalk. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Chef cleared in cabbie's death after hockey stick fight, crash," 6 June 2018 Security footage from the scene showed Harris' burgundy 1995 burgundy Buick LeSabre hit Tyler at the crosswalk. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Man gets 12 years for hit-and-run crash that killed a popular Milwaukee crossing guard," 5 June 2018 Staff will also post pedestrian crosswalk signs and inspect pedestrian crossing signals for proper timing and display. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Death on foot: Detroit leads large cities in pedestrian deaths," 2 July 2018 Between 2000 and 2004, thousands of crosswalk signals were exchanged to introduce LED pedestrian signs featuring the familiar, white walking man sign and the Portland orange hand that warns pedestrians to stop. Aaron Robertson, New York Times, "Blind Pedestrians Sue the City to Improve Crosswalk Safety," 27 June 2018 City Hall is spending money on improvements, such as streetlights and crosswalk signals. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "After shootings, South Park teens plant seeds for a safer future," 11 June 2018 In addition to narrowing lanes, the village plans to install temporary speed monitoring signs and stripe ladder crosswalks at key intersections on Lake Drive. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "All of Lake Drive in Shorewood will be narrowed to two lanes this summer," 18 Apr. 2018 The high-visibility striping, new pedestrian advisory signs and repaved crosswalk areas at 45 intersections are the first phase of planned pedestrian infrastructure improvements for the peninsula's main drags. Hillary Davis,, "Newport council to consider crosswalk and Peninsula Park projects," 23 Mar. 2018 As well as being cute, the signs are intended to attract attention from pedestrians and improve crosswalk safety. Lindsay Kimble,, "These Pedestrian Traffic Signals Got a Romantic Update Just In Time for Valentine's Day," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of crosswalk

1671, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crosswalk

: a marked path where people can safely walk across a street or road


cross·walk | \ˈkrȯs-ˌwȯk \

Kids Definition of crosswalk

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

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