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 Both of the involved drivers stayed on the scene, the statement said, and Langley was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision. Washington Post, "Pedestrian dead after being struck by 2 vehicles in Prince George’s County," 3 Aug. 2020 Thompson noted that James was not in the crosswalk at the time of the crash. Alana Minkler, The Arizona Republic, "Fatal pedestrian collision closes Indian School Road at Central Avenue through morning commute," 9 July 2020 By then, a few protesters were drawing chalk messages in the crosswalk of the street. Helen Wieffering, The Arizona Republic, "Protesters dispute arrests, use of force at Tempe chalk-drawing event," 29 June 2020 The Brighton Park Trail will connect at its western end to the Metroparks Zoo at Foote Park via a crosswalk at Pearl Road. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Cleveland Metroparks approves plan to turn Old Brooklyn landfill into 26-acre park with Towpath link," 18 June 2020 The light was green for east and westbound traffic on Ray Road when the woman entered the crosswalk to cross Ray. Alana Minkler, azcentral, "84-year-old pedestrian fatally struck in Chandler crash near Ray and Alma School," 18 June 2020 Saunders said there were no police vehicles directing traffic and people were in the crosswalk. Cameron Knight,, "Update: Police still seeking victim in clash between car and protesters," 4 June 2020 The city has since added a marked crosswalk, installed a center median and a pedestrian crossing sign at the intersection, lowered the speed limit on that street from 25 mph to 20 mph and made other improvements. oregonlive, "Portland to pay nearly $400,000 to family of teen killed by driver suspected of fleeing to Saudi Arabia," 28 Apr. 2020 Witness statements said Mohammad Misbah Uddin, 50, and Abdullah Al Faiaz,12, walked eastbound across North Alma School Road and were halfway in the marked crosswalk when the northbound traffic light turned green, according to police. Gabriella Khalaj, azcentral, "Woman arrested in Chandler hit-and-run crash that killed father and son," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of crosswalk

1671, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crosswalk was in 1671

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8 Aug 2020

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“Crosswalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crosswalk

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


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Kids Definition of crosswalk

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

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