Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also lollipop woman)
A woman who is employed to help children cross the road safely near a school by holding up a circular sign on a pole to stop the traffic.
- To the hundreds of children she sees every day, Hazel Martindale is the friendly lollipop lady who helps them cross the road.
- Campaigners for a safe crossing patrol called off plans to blockade one of Lancaster's busiest roads when a lollipop woman came to the rescue.
- The county council says the lollipop lady had two near misses in 48 hours.
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