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grade crossing

an intersection of a railroad track and another track, a road, etc., at the same level.
Also, British, level crossing.
Origin of grade crossing
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was a grade-crossing, with a 'Look out for the Engine' sign, and there was a tow-headed infant in rags.

  • "Look out for this grade-crossing," remarked Joe to the driver, for they were approaching the railroad.

British Dictionary definitions for grade-crossing

grade crossing

(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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