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grade crossing

noun
1.
an intersection of a railroad track and another track, a road, etc., at the same level.
Also, British, level crossing.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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Examples from the web for grade crossing
  • There must have been some sort of interference at a grade crossing up north as some trains had almost two hour delays.
  • The train came to a stop with the last car in the train partially on the grade crossing.
  • Another witness who had also stopped at the grade crossing corroborated the first witness's account of the events.
British Dictionary definitions for grade crossing

grade crossing

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a point at which a railway and a road cross, esp one with barriers that close the road when a train is scheduled to pass Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) level crossing
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