Definition of zebra crossing in English:

zebra crossing

noun

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

    • ‘At that time I am going to walk across the zebra crossing at Abbey Road.’
    • ‘Residents believe a pelican crossing should replace a zebra crossing on that stretch of road.’
    • ‘The elderly find it dangerous to cross the road at a pelican crossing or a zebra crossing because of speeding vehicles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The car in front stopped at a zebra crossing and I ploughed straight into the back in my mother's yellow Escort estate.’
    • ‘The area around the black and white striped zebra crossing was reasonably clear of people.’
    • ‘The youngster died after she and her mother Joanne collided with a car on a zebra crossing in Southend Road, Billericay, on July 31.’
    • ‘The diversion happened shortly after 6pm when a pedestrian was knocked down on a zebra crossing on Lower Addiscombe Road.’
    • ‘The straight or slanting lines across the road marked with or without parallel white lines indicate a designated pedestrian crossing or zebra crossing.’
    • ‘It is the latest in a string of near misses at the zebra crossing in London Road, Stanway.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 driver of the car had stopped for children to cross at the zebra crossing and was hit from behind, almost hitting the children crossing.’
    • ‘It might also be worth bearing in mind that once someone has one foot on the zebra crossing, its illegal not to stop.’
    • ‘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.’
    pedestrian crossing, street crossing, pelican crossing, zebra crossing
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Pronunciation:

zebra crossing

/ˈzibrə ˌkrɔsɪŋ/