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 Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, the Magical Mystery Bus, the Abbey Road crosswalk, a record player, and more. Tim Chan, Billboard, 14 June 2021 Councilmembers Liz Keating and Jan-Michele Kearney dedicated the crosswalk at the corner of Vine St. and Ehrman Ave. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, 29 June 2021 The Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation recently announced plans for construction of a new traffic circle and raised pedestrian crosswalk near Cromwell Valley Elementary Magnet School in Towson, to enhance traffic safety. Cameron Goodnight,, 28 June 2021 The Cadillac continued east and struck a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk between Missouri and the east side of Seventh Avenue. Amaris Encinas, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2021 Officers noted Flores crossed in an area with poor lighting and without a crosswalk. Liz Hardaway, San Antonio Express-News, 12 June 2021 Another project adding a crosswalk across Washington Avenue near Silver Street is part of a five-year plan for capital improvement projects between the TIRZ and redevelopment authority. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 10 June 2021 There’s no crosswalk, so the only way to cross is by walking across two lanes of traffic separated by a double yellow line. Saphara Harrell, oregonlive, 7 Mar. 2021 The area where the collision occurred is not well-lit and does not have a crosswalk, Holt said. Sara Tabin, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Oct. 2020

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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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28 Jul 2021

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“Crosswalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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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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