- 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
"Look out for this grade-crossing," remarked Joe to the driver, for they were approaching the railroad.Baseball Joe in the Big League
There was a grade-crossing, with a 'Look out for the Engine' sign, and there was a tow-headed infant in rags.
- 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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