pelican crossing


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pelican crossing

n
(Civil Engineering) a type of road crossing marked by black-and-white stripes or by two rows of metal studs and consisting of a pedestrian-operated traffic-light system
[C20: from pe(destrian) li(ght) con(trolled) crossing, with -con adapted to -can of pelican]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelican crossing - an acronym for pedestrian light control; a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights that are controlled by pedestrians
pedestrian crossing, zebra crossing - street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way (especially with diagonal stripes)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
přechod pro chodce
fodgængerovergang
liikennevalo-ohjattu suojatie
pješački prijelaz sa semaforom
押しボタン信号式横断歩道
보행자가 신호등을 조작하는 횡단보도
övergångsställe
lối qua đường có đèn giao thông

pelican crossing

n (Brit) → Fußgängerüberweg m (mit Ampel)

pelican crossing

عُبُورُ الْـمُشاةِ přechod pro chodce fodgængerovergang Ampelübergang ειδική διάβαση για πεζούς paso de peatones señalizado liikennevalo-ohjattu suojatie passage piéton pješački prijelaz sa semaforom passaggio pedonale con semaforo 押しボタン信号式横断歩道 보행자가 신호등을 조작하는 횡단보도 oversteekplaats fotgjengerovergang przejście dla pieszych passagem de pedestres, passagem para peões пешеходный переход типа «пеликан» övergångsställe ทางข้ามไฟที่มีสัญญาณโดยผู้ข้ามเป็นผู้กดปุ่ม ışıklı yaya geçidi lối qua đường có đèn giao thông 灯控人行横道
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Stirling Council has been installing a pelican crossing at the Anchor Inn on Glasgow Road.
The bus stop at that location will be suspended during the works and the pelican crossing to the east of Stewart Park access will be upgraded to a toucan crossing.
TWO men were taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries after a car smashed through a pelican crossing in Northfield.
Over the past two years the council has submitted two Welsh Government funding bids to upgrade it to a pelican crossing, but both were unsuccessful.
Youngsters took on the roles as pedestrians, cars and one youngster dressed as a school crossing supervisor on a play pelican crossing for the educational activity.
PUFFIN CROSSINGS Like a pelican crossing, except the lights are on the near side of the road.
Following his intervention, the Highways Agency has made adjustments to try to improve traffic flow, including alterations to traffic light timings, a request for more of a police presence and relocating a pelican crossing.
AN article I read recently about older people seeking a bit longer to walk over a pelican crossing while the green man is flashing brought back happy memories of the 1970s when they first started appearing on our streets.
They were on a Pelican crossing when driver Robert Bell, 61, is thought to have had a coughing fit and lost control of his Audi.
Not long ago I watched a cyclist, wearing a personal stereo, speed round a corner, straight across a pelican crossing and almost flatten a pedestrian who was crossing with the lights in his favour.
SUNDERLAND: A MAN has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a pensioner knocked down on a pelican crossing.
The Sutherland town has just one pelican crossing, and no roundabouts to negotiate for miles around.