from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A pedestrian crosswalk.
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- noun UK, New Zealand A
pedestrian crossingfeaturing broad white stripespainted parallel to the street.
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- noun street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way (especially with diagonal stripes)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[So called because it is marked with white stripes.]
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From the similarity of the stripes to those of a zebra.
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