cross·​walk | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwȯk \

Definition of crosswalk

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

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The crosswalks at Seventh and Glenrosa avenues and Central Avenue at Portland Street now feature a rainbow pattern — a tribute to the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Phoenix debuts rainbow crosswalks to celebrate LGBT residents," 9 July 2018 The request was for a crosswalk at West Boulevard and Kenhill Drive, about three-quarters of a mile from where Ty’Asia died. Steve Harrison And Gavin Off, charlotteobserver, "Residents say a death 'has to happen for the city to make changes.' They may be right.," 19 June 2018 From left: Valerie Meehan, age 93, makes her way down the crosswalk at Irving Street, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Pedestrian safety: SF’s plan to increase crossing times between signals," 9 May 2018 Painting a new crosswalk across Broadview at Oakes to improve safety. Bob Sandrick,, "Broadview Heights may add turn lanes at Broadview and Oakes roads," 3 Apr. 2018 The victim had been in an unmarked crosswalk at 29th Street and the I-5 on-ramp when a truck ran into her at about 7 a.m., CHP Officer Jake Sanchez said. Teri Figueroa,, "Woman dragged, badly hurt in hit and run," 29 Mar. 2018 The crowd stretched across the lawn toward the crosswalk at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Capitol Boulevard. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "‘Enough is enough’: Thousands protest for tighter gun laws at rally in Boise | Idaho Statesman," 24 Mar. 2018 The heavy-lidded eyes, which stare out (looking very unimpressed with you) from the front of the car's hood, are meant to reassure pedestrians that the car has detected their presence and won't go running through a crosswalk. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Today in Self-Driving Cars: Jaguar Gives Them Eyes, Toyota Gives Them $500M," 28 Aug. 2018 In addition to the fatality, driver Syed Muzaffar also seriously injured Liu's mother, Huan Hua Kuang, and her five-year-old brother, Anthony, while driving a Honda Pilot SUV through a crosswalk at Polk and Ellis Streets. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Uber driver who struck, killed young girl is convicted of vehicular manslaughter," 4 Aug. 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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