grade crossing

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

Origin of grade crossing

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

Words Nearby grade crossing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use grade crossing in a sentence

  • At a grade crossing, a switch-engine overturned his craft, about as gently as such an accident could be accomplished.

    The Modern Railroad | Edward Hungerford
  • Then far below him, four miles away, the long confident whistle of No. 44 at a grade crossing.

  • Only the grade crossing war remained as an issue, and that would require still another vote after this.

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

  • "Eighty—miles—an—hour," says Bullard, close to my ear, and a moment later pulls the rope for a grade crossing.

    Careers of Danger and Daring | Cleveland Moffett

British Dictionary definitions for grade crossing

grade crossing

  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 pass: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): level crossing

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