zebra crossingzebra crossing
Brit. a crosswalk, indicated by white stripes marked on the road, in which the pedestrian has the right of way
Origin of zebra crossingby analogy with the stripes on the hide of a zebra
A pedestrian crosswalk.
Origin of zebra crossingSo called because it is marked with white stripes
(plural zebra crossings)
- (UK, New Zealand) A pedestrian crossing featuring broad white stripes painted parallel to the street.
From the similarity of the stripes to those of a zebra.