zebra crossing

noun
ze·​bra crossing | \ ˈze-brə-, ˈzē- How to pronounce zebra crossing (audio) \

Definition of zebra crossing

British
: a crosswalk marked by a series of broad white stripes to indicate a crossing point at which pedestrians have the right of way

Examples of zebra crossing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The zebra crossing quickly became popular, and was only in its teen years when the Beatles made their trip across Abbey Road for the cover of their album of the same name. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of zebra crossing

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Zebra crossing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zebra%20crossing. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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zebra crossing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of zebra crossing

British : a path that is painted with stripes on a street or road and that marks the place where people can safely cross

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