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crossroad

[kraws-rohd, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌroʊd, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a road that crosses another road, or one that runs transversely to main roads.
2.
a by-road.
3.
Often, crossroads. (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. the place where roads intersect.
  2. a point at which a vital decision must be made.
  3. a main center of activity.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; cross- + road
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British Dictionary definitions for cross road

crossroad

/ˈkrɒsˌrəʊd/
noun (US & Canadian)
1.
a road that crosses another road
2.
Also called crossway. a road that crosses from one main road to another
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Word Origin and History for cross road

crossroad

n.

1719, from cross (adj.) + road.

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