level crossing

level crossing
intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass
Syn: ↑grade crossing
Hypernyms: ↑intersection, ↑crossroad, ↑crossway, ↑crossing, ↑carrefour

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noun, pl ⋯ -ings [count]

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ˌlevel ˈcrossing [level crossing level crossings] (BrE) (NAmE ˈrailroad crossing) noun
a place where a road crosses a railway/railroad line
See also:railroad crossing

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  • level crossing — n BrE a place where a railway crosses a road, usually protected by gates American Equivalent: railroad crossing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • level crossing — noun count BRITISH a RAILROAD CROSSING …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • level crossing — n. Brit. GRADE CROSSING …   English World dictionary

  • level crossing — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a place where a railway and a road cross at the same level …   English terms dictionary

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  • level crossing — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms level crossing : singular level crossing plural level crossings British a place where a road crosses a railway and gates are used to stop cars when a train is coming …   English dictionary

  • level crossing — noun An at grade crossing between a railway line and an ordinary road, with rails and road at the same level. Syn: grade crossing …   Wiktionary

  • level crossing — (British) grade crossing, railroad crossing, place there railroad tracks intersect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • level crossing — noun Date: circa 1841 British grade crossing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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