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 The driver was additionally cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk. cleveland, "Employee is suspect in 7/Eleven theft: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 24 Mar. 2020 That means not only are pedestrians in potentialdanger of being hit, but drivers could be in danger of hitting the car in front of them if acar stops suddenly at the crosswalk. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Westfield City Council hits pause on plans for 161st Street Monon tunnel," 16 Mar. 2020 Klein points to the fact that this very same diversity was present at the crosswalk where pedestrians were attacked last month. Anahita Mukherji, Quartz India, "A hate crime against an Indian-American unites Silicon Valley’s Sunnyvale," 31 May 2019 Young actors trained as mimes were posted at crosswalks to encourage drivers not to invade pedestrian space, and to wait for stoplights to fully change from red to green before charging into the crossroad. Juan Cristóbal Cobo, National Geographic, "This city bans cars every Sunday—and people love it," 27 Mar. 2019 In one case a physician’s assistant stands in a Denver crosswalk, blocking protesters’ cars. Michael Segal, WSJ, "Why Are Counterprotesters in Scrubs?," 24 Apr. 2020 Christopher, age 8, was killed more than two decades ago, by a truck barreling through a crosswalk in front of his elementary school. Karen Weintraub, STAT, "Her son died. Two decades later, she met the medical student who got his heart," 13 Mar. 2020 Skenandore was crossing Chase Avenue from the west in an unmarked crosswalk when a northbound, dark-colored, 2019-2020 Jeep Cherokee slammed into her, according to the medical examiner. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Homeless outreach community remembers 36-year-old woman struck and killed in crosswalk," 3 Mar. 2020 Just before the crash, two cyclists going in the other direction along the Pinellas Trail had crossed 49th Street in a marked crosswalk. Tiffini Theisen,, "Florida man who biked into path of car, got hit, won’t be charged," 18 Nov. 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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16 May 2020

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“Crosswalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 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


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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