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[kraws-wawk, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌwɔk, ˈkrɒs-/
a lane marked off for pedestrians to use when crossing a street, as at an intersection.
Origin of crosswalk
1735-45; cross- + walk Unabridged
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Examples from the web for crosswalk
  • Most people try to use the crosswalk with all kinds of conflicts and frustration.
  • The car stopped at stop signs, merged onto the highway, and announced each turn and crosswalk approach before they happened.
  • The store was down the block, around the corner and across one high-traffic street that had a crosswalk but no stop sign or light.
  • Pedestrians always have the right of way, even if they're not in the crosswalk.
  • Drivers aren't expecting bikes in the crosswalk, and it's often difficult for them to see when turning.
British Dictionary definitions for crosswalk


(US & Canadian) a path across a road marked as a crossing for pedestrians Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) pedestrian crossing See also zebra crossing, pelican crossing
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