zebra crossing

Origin of zebra crossing

First recorded in 1950–55
Also called zebra.
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British Dictionary definitions for zebra crossing

zebra crossing

noun
  1. British a pedestrian crossing marked on a road by broad alternate black and white stripes. Once on the crossing the pedestrian has right of way
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