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pelican crossing

noun [C] uk   us   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
Translations of “pelican crossing”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國由行人控制紅綠燈的)自控行人穿越道…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国由行人控制红绿灯的)自控人行横道…
(Definition of pelican crossing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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