zebra crossing

noun

ze·​bra crossing
ˈze-brə-,
ˈzē- How to pronounce zebra crossing (audio)
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 Paul McCartney and his Beatles bandmates famously made their way across the zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios on the cover of their classic 1969 album Abbey Road. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 9 Jan. 2023 Fans journey every year to have their photo taken at the world-famous zebra crossing, and artists strive to follow in the footsteps of their heroes. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 20 Dec. 2022 Out of nowhere a tiny white orb on wheels cruised through a zebra crossing. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 14 Oct. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zebra crossing was in 1934

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“Zebra crossing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zebra%20crossing. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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