Brit. a crosswalk, indicated by white stripes marked on the road, in which the pedestrian has the right of way
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.