- 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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Related Words for grade crossingoverpass, crossroad, junction, bridge, passage, intersection, interchange, traverse, network, exchange, screen, traversal, grating, loop, underpass, cloverleaf, crossway, decussation, crosswalk, gridiron
Examples from the Web for grade crossing
Historical Examples of 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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