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pelican crossing

noun
1.
a type of road crossing marked by black-and-white stripes or by two rows of metal studs and consisting of a pedestrian-operated traffic-light system
Word Origin
C20: from pe(destrian) li(ght) con(trolled) crossing, with -con adapted to -can of pelican
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