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level crossing

noun, British.
Origin of level crossing
1835-1845
1835-45

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
1885-90, Americanism
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  • Suddenly the door of the cottage by the level-crossing opened and a man came out.

    13 Days John Alan Lyde Caunter
  • "level-crossing gate, sir," said the voice of the chauffeur.

    The Man Who Knew Edgar Wallace
  • Turn to the right in the Place de l'Eglise, then to the left over a level-crossing near the station.

  • Between the two railway stations there are no viaducts, no tunnel, no bridge, not even a level-crossing.

  • At the level-crossing he leant on the gate to watch a slow goods train pass.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • At eleven he went out, and stood in the rain till four, but had the luck to see a child run over at the level-crossing.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • On getting on to our correct line again we crossed a level-crossing and began to pass through the outskirts of a small town.

    13 Days John Alan Lyde Caunter
  • A few yards further on, take the level-crossing over the Ypres-Lille Railway.

  • But we passed them without a scratch—to be stopped by the level-crossing at Hazebrouck.

  • Before the level-crossing over the Ypres-Routers railway, take the road to the right.

British Dictionary definitions for level-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

level crossing

noun
1.
(Brit & 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 US and Canadian name grade crossing
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