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level crossing

noun British.
  1. grade crossing.
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Origin of level crossing

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for level crossing

Historical Examples

  • "Level-crossing gate, sir," said the voice of the chauffeur.

    The Man Who Knew

    Edgar Wallace

  • Bit by bit I dragged Lizzie back and returned to the level-crossing.

  • But we passed them without a scratch—to be stopped by the level-crossing at Hazebrouck.

  • It was about half-past four, the night was rapidly falling when we got to the level-crossing.

  • Between the two railway stations there are no viaducts, no tunnel, no bridge, not even a level-crossing.


British Dictionary definitions for level crossing

level crossing

noun
  1. British 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 passUS and Canadian name: grade crossing
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