Zebra-crossing meaning

A pedestrian crosswalk.
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A crosswalk, indicated by white stripes marked on the road, in which the pedestrian has the right of way.
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(UK, New Zealand) A pedestrian crossing featuring broad white stripes painted parallel to the street.
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Origin of zebra-crossing

  • So called because it is marked with white stripes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the similarity of the stripes to those of a zebra.

    From Wiktionary