grade crossing

grade crossing
An at-grade crossing between a railroad line and an ordinary road, with tracks and road at the same level.

In 1968 there were 1547 grade crossing fatalities. Two-thirds of the total fatalities associated with railroad operations occurred at grade crossings.

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  • Grade crossing — Grade Grade (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grade crossing — grade crossings N COUNT A grade crossing is a place where a railroad track crosses a road at the same level. [AM] (in BRIT, use level crossing) …   English dictionary

  • grade crossing — grade .crossing n AmE a place where a road and railway cross each other, usually with gates that shut the road while the train passes British Equivalent: level crossing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grade crossing — grade ,crossing noun count AMERICAN a place where a road crosses a railroad line …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grade crossing — ☆ grade crossing n. the place where a railroad intersects another railroad or a roadway on the same level …   English World dictionary

  • grade crossing — grade′ cross ing n. rai an intersection of a railroad track and another track, a road, etc., at the same level Also called, Brit.,level crossing …   From formal English to slang

  • Grade crossing predictor — A grade crossing predictor is an electronic device which is connected to the rails of a railroad track, and activates the crossing s warning devices (lights, bells, gates, etc.) at a consistent interval prior to the arrival of a train at a grade… …   Wikipedia

  • grade crossing elimination — The elimination of a grade crossing by relocation of the railroad line or the highway or by the construction of an underpass or overpass. 44 Am J1st RR §§ 300 et seq …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • grade crossing — noun intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass • Syn: ↑level crossing • Hypernyms: ↑intersection, ↑crossroad, ↑crossway, ↑crossing, ↑carrefour …   Useful english dictionary

  • grade crossing — noun Date: circa 1890 a crossing of highways, railroad tracks, or pedestrian walks or combinations of these on the same level …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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