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English definition of “pelican crossing”

pelican crossing

noun [C]     UK
a special place in the road in Britain, with a set of lights at the side of the road and a device that people can press to make the red light show and the traffic stop, allowing them to cross → Compare pedestrian crossing, zebra crossingLights, signs and markings on roads
(Definition of pelican crossing noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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