grade crossing

noun
an intersection of a railroad track and another track, a road, etc., at the same level.
Also, British, level crossing.


Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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grade crossing
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): level crossing 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

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Example sentences
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.
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