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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British Dictionary definitions for grade crossing
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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