grade crossing
noun Date: circa 1890 a crossing of highways, railroad tracks, or pedestrian walks or combinations of these on the same level

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Grade crossing — Grade Grade (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grade crossing — grade crossings N COUNT A grade crossing is a place where a railroad track crosses a road at the same level. [AM] (in BRIT, use level crossing) …   English dictionary

  • grade crossing — grade .crossing n AmE a place where a road and railway cross each other, usually with gates that shut the road while the train passes British Equivalent: level crossing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grade crossing — grade ,crossing noun count AMERICAN a place where a road crosses a railroad line …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grade crossing — ☆ grade crossing n. the place where a railroad intersects another railroad or a roadway on the same level …   English World dictionary

  • grade crossing — noun An at grade crossing between a railroad line and an ordinary road, with tracks and road at the same level. In 1968 there were 1547 grade crossing fatalities. Two thirds of the total fatalities associated with railroad operations occurred at… …   Wiktionary

  • grade crossing — grade′ cross ing n. rai an intersection of a railroad track and another track, a road, etc., at the same level Also called, Brit.,level crossing …   From formal English to slang

  • grade crossing — noun intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass • Syn: ↑level crossing • Hypernyms: ↑intersection, ↑crossroad, ↑crossway, ↑crossing, ↑carrefour …   Useful english dictionary

  • grade crossing — an intersection of a railroad track and another track, a road, etc., at the same level. Also, Brit., level crossing. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • grade crossing — noun North American term for level crossing …   English new terms dictionary

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