Definition of zebra crossing in US English:

zebra crossing


  • An area of road painted with broad white stripes, where vehicles must stop if pedestrians wish to cross; a crosswalk.

    • ‘After waiting there for several minutes, she walked out of the shop and was crossing the road at a zebra crossing near to Mayfield Road when he tried to grab her.’
    • ‘Work began at the end of May to overhaul a zebra crossing and widen footways on Pickwick Road to make it safer for school children and shoppers.’
    • ‘The area around the black and white striped zebra crossing was reasonably clear of people.’
    • ‘The work to convert the zebra crossing into a puffin crossing is set to start in October and has received funding from Bradford Council's Highways Department.’
    • ‘The elderly find it dangerous to cross the road at a pelican crossing or a zebra crossing because of speeding vehicles.’
    • ‘The youngster died after she and her mother Joanne collided with a car on a zebra crossing in Southend Road, Billericay, on July 31.’
    • ‘It is the latest in a string of near misses at the zebra crossing in London Road, Stanway.’
    • ‘Residents believe a pelican crossing should replace a zebra crossing on that stretch of road.’
    • ‘At that time I am going to walk across the zebra crossing at Abbey Road.’
    • ‘Instead of his father stepping on to a zebra crossing hoping motorists will stop, he will be able to use a light-controlled pelican crossing which will be fully disabled compliant.’
    • ‘The car in front stopped at a zebra crossing and I ploughed straight into the back in my mother's yellow Escort estate.’
    • ‘It might also be worth bearing in mind that once someone has one foot on the zebra crossing, its illegal not to stop.’
    • ‘The straight or slanting lines across the road marked with or without parallel white lines indicate a designated pedestrian crossing or zebra crossing.’
    • ‘The driver of the car had stopped for children to cross at the zebra crossing and was hit from behind, almost hitting the children crossing.’
    • ‘I became aware that an elderly lady was attempting to cross the road at a zebra crossing so I thought I would approach her and see if she needed any assistance.’
    • ‘She counted more than 590 vehicles passing over the zebra crossing in London Road by St Margarets Mead.’
    • ‘The diversion happened shortly after 6pm when a pedestrian was knocked down on a zebra crossing on Lower Addiscombe Road.’
    • ‘Pedestrians have a tough time crossing the road with vehicles speeding over the zebra crossing at the Police Thimmaiah Circle in Bangalore.’
    • ‘I stopped at a zebra crossing and Michael Caine stepped out.’
    • ‘To make the zebra crossing safer the road either side was narrowed with zigzag markings and high visibility patrol signs as well as brand new beacons and lights were also installed.’
    pedestrian crossing, street crossing, pelican crossing
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zebra crossing

/ˈzibrə ˌkrɔsɪŋ/