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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Roads, Water
crossingcross‧ing /ˈkrɒsɪŋ $ ˈkrɒː-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TTRa place where you can safely cross a road, railway, river etc You must give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. level crossing, pedestrian crossing, pelican crossing, zebra crossing2 TTRJOIN something TOGETHERa place where two lines, roads, tracks etc cross Turn left at the first crossing.3 TTWa journey across the sea, a lake, or a river The crossing was rough.see thesaurus at journey
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crossingThere are 167,000 crossings nationwide.The Atlantic crossing took nearly three months.Border Patrol officials say the tactic discourages illegal border crossings.To become foot-sure and fearless in such tightrope bridge crossings, he practiced on easier ones a few inches above the ground.Protein/reporter combinations were generated by crossing transformants.The tramway station is now effectively a traffic island, surrounded by a one-way system and linked by pedestrian crossings. 3.There will be a tree lined pedestrianised square, new public toilets, pedestrian crossings and an open space for special events.Therefore any individual stops which will be required at single pelican crossings etc., will have no effect on charging.About two-thirds of all collisions at state public crossings actually occur where everything is functioning properly.The crossing from Dover to Calais is often very rough.The crossing took over two weeks.His party made the first east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada in 1833.