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grade crossing

Syllabification: grade cross·ing

Definition of grade crossing in English:

noun

North American
A place where a railroad and a road, or two railroad lines, cross at the same level.
Example sentences
  • Greg Roper has grown accustomed to the nightly freight trains that rumble past his Vista, California home, blowing their warning horns as they approach a grade crossing on North Street.
  • Several crew members later explained that a freight train ahead of us had hit an auto at a grade crossing near Fayetteville, NC, and nothing could move since a fatality had resulted.
  • Since this was not designed to be a transfer station, we had to walk west to a grade crossing, cross over, and then walk east to a shelter to wait for our next train.

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