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pelican crossing

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noun

a type of road crossing marked by black-and-white stripes or by two rows of metal studs and consisting of a pedestrian-operated traffic-light system

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C20: from pe (destrian) li (ght) con (trolled) crossing, with -con adapted to -can of pelican
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