[kraws-wawk, kros-]


a lane marked off for pedestrians to use when crossing a street, as at an intersection.

Origin of crosswalk

First recorded in 1735–45; cross- + walk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crosswalk

Contemporary Examples of crosswalk

  • One of those incidents came last December, when a driver for the company fatally struck 6-year-old Sofia Liu in a crosswalk.

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    Uber Finally Gets Banned—in Delhi

    Olivia Nuzzi

    December 9, 2014

Historical Examples of crosswalk

  • Agnes tripped over the crosswalk and purchased the little bag of peppermints.

    The Corner House Girls

    Grace Brooks Hill

British Dictionary definitions for crosswalk



US and Canadian a path across a road marked as a crossing for pedestriansAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): pedestrian crossing See also zebra crossing, pelican crossing
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