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puffin crossing

noun

  1. a UK pedestrian road crossing with traffic lights signalling red to stop the traffic flow when pedestrians are seen on the crossing by infrared detectors. The green signal reappears when no pedestrians are seen on the crossing


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Word History and Origins

Origin of puffin crossing1

C20: p(edestrian) u(ser) f(riendly) in(telligent) crossing

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