grade crossing


noun

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

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Also British, level crossing.

Origin of grade crossing

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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grade crossing

noun

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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