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English definition of “crossing”

crossing

noun [C]     /ˈkrɒs.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈkrɑː.sɪŋ/
B1 a place where something such as a road, river, etc. can be crossed safely, or a place where a road and a railway meet and cross each other: a border/river crossingLights, signs and markings on roadsRoad junctions C1 a journey across something such as a sea, from one side to the other: We had a really rough crossing - I was sick three times.Journeys
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