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pelican crossingnoun [C]

uk   /ˌpel.ɪ.kən ˈkrɒs.ɪŋ/ us   /ˌpel.ɪ.kən ˈkrɑː.sɪŋ/ UK
a special place in the road in the UK, with a set of lights at the opposite 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
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