from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A pedestrian crosswalk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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)