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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A pedestrian crosswalk.

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  • n. A pedestrian crossing featuring broad white stripes painted parallel to the street.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way (especially with diagonal stripes)


So called because it is marked with white stripes.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the similarity of the stripes to those of a zebra. (Wiktionary)


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  • A type of pedestrian street crossing characterized by longitudinal stripes on the road running parallel to the flow of traffic, alternately white and dark or white and unpainted.

    March 6, 2007