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level crossing

noun, British.
Origin of level crossing
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At this moment the wagon arrived at the level crossing of the railway.

  • The level crossing gate was open, but before breaking cover he paused a while to consider what he should do.

    Fire-Tongue Sax Rohmer
  • Dave Burge made twopence at Henlow level crossing by holding an unsteady horse while a train passed.

    Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison
  • The Salamites have to stand patiently beside the train—it is a level crossing—until it moves on.

    Plum Pudding

    Christopher Morley
  • This is probably the intention, since I was assured that the level crossing would shortly be swept away.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau
  • Less than two hundred yards down, the railway traverses the avenue on a level crossing.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau
  • So long drawn-out is the thickest part of the swarm that it takes a year to pass the points at the level crossing.

  • Pushing along the road I struck a small town, and crossed the end of it, taking a level crossing on the way.

    13 Days John Alan Lyde Caunter
  • They walked right into a strong party of the enemy immediately south of the level crossing.

  • Then came a hairpin turn over the level crossing, a swing to the right and a steady trudge up the hill.

British Dictionary definitions for level crossing

level crossing

(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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