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grade crossing

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

Origin of grade crossing

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for grade crossing

Historical Examples

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

    Baseball Joe in the Big League

    Lester Chadwick

  • There was a grade-crossing, with a 'Look out for the Engine' sign, and there was a tow-headed infant in rags.


British Dictionary definitions for grade crossing

grade crossing

noun
  1. US and 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 passAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): level crossing
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