crossroad

[kraws-rohd, kros-]
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)
a.
the place where roads intersect.
b.
a point at which a vital decision must be made.
c.
a main center of activity.

Origin:
1710–20; cross- + road

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crossroad (ˈkrɒsˌrəʊd)
 
n
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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crossroad
1719, from cross (adj.) + road.
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Example sentences
The route is a haunting shape-shifter, splintering into paths toward small
  crossroad communities and offbeat sights.
Villagers hold a large exorcism-celebration at the main village crossroad.
History has led us to a new crossroad, with new promise and new peril.
Crossroad ramp terminal and intersection input data screen.
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