Meaning of “pelican crossing” in the English Dictionary

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"pelican crossing" in British English

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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

(Definition of “pelican crossing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)