American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A pedestrian crosswalk.
- n. UK, New Zealand A pedestrian crossing featuring broad white stripes painted parallel to the street.
- n. street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way (especially with diagonal stripes)
- From the similarity of the stripes to those of a zebra. (Wiktionary)
- So called because it is marked with white stripes. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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