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

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The city also plans to look at improvements to the crosswalks on the boulevard and offer competitive facade grants to the business owners, said Akron Planning Director Jason Segedy. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,, "Kenmore Boulevard revitalization underway through zoning updates, infrastructure improvements," 30 Apr. 2018 Craven-Howell was in a crosswalk on South Davidson Street between East Third Street and East Fourth Street that is heavily used by the public to get to and from the Government Center. Joe Marusak And Ann Helms, charlotteobserver, "Driver who struck CMS official blames the sun | Charlotte Observer," 24 Jan. 2018 By then Ahn was in the crosswalk, and mostly obscured by the black seals between the two leaves of the front passenger door, said the police report, released through a public-records request. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Metro says fatal Westlake Avenue bus-pedestrian crash was preventable, agrees to $7.7M settlement," 26 Oct. 2018 At that intersection would also be a scramble, or diagonal crosswalk, which is similar to the one found in Old Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard. Anthony Clark Carpio,, "No decision made on Olive-Verdugo-Sparks intersection project," 30 June 2018 So far, 11,000 safety improvements ranging from crosswalks to pedestrian rescue islands have been installed. Jose A. Del Real, New York Times, "Their Friend Died in a Hit-and-Run. Can They Take on Car Culture in Los Angeles?," 23 June 2018 The wheelchair was thrown more than 100 feet from the crosswalk. Kevin Grasha,, "Woman who killed man in wheelchair and kept driving sentenced to 3 years in prison," 20 Mar. 2018 At least five large shell casings could be seen a few feet from crosswalk over Union at St Charles Avenue. Katherine Sayre,, "2 men shot near parade route in CBD, 1 in critical condition: NOPD," 13 Feb. 2018 There is no crosswalk where the man was hit, police said. Carlie Kollath Wells,, "Pedestrian walked into path of taxi before fatal crash, NOPD says," 26 Mar. 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

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


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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