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Road and traffic signals and crossings - synonyms or related words

circus

noun

British

a circular area in a town where several streets cross one another

cone

noun

a plastic object shaped like a cone that is put in the road to prevent traffic from driving or stopping somewhere

cross

verb

to go from one side of something such as a road or river to the other

crossing

noun

a place where you are allowed to cross something such as a road or border

crossroads

noun

a place where one road crosses another

crosswalk

noun

American

a painted path that people use for crossing a street

filter

noun

British

a traffic light that gives a separate signal to traffic turning in a particular direction

grade crossing

noun

American

a place where a road crosses a railroad line

green light

noun

a signal that gives traffic permission to move forward

jaywalking

noun

a dangerous or illegal way of crossing a street at a place where cars do not usually stop. Someone who does this is called a jaywalker.

level crossing

noun

British

a railroad crossing

light

noun

one of a set of traffic lights

pedestrian crossing

noun

British

a crosswalk in a street

railroad crossing

noun

American

a place where a road crosses a railroad and gates are used to stop cars when a train is coming

red light

noun

a red traffic light

right of way

noun

the legal right to pass in front of other vehicles when entering or crossing a road

road sign

noun

a sign that gives information to drivers

robot

noun

South African

informal

a set of traffic lights

rotary

noun

American

a circular area where three or more roads meet that you have to drive around in one direction in order to get onto another road. The British word is roundabout.

signal

noun

a piece of equipment with colored lights on it that tells the driver of a vehicle to stop, go, or slow down

stoplight

noun

American

a set of lights on a road that tell drivers to stop and go

stoplight

noun

American

a red light that tells drivers to stop

stopstreet

noun

South African

a street sign telling drivers to stop at a place where streets cross each other

subway

noun

British

a tunnel that people can walk through to go under a street

T-intersection

noun

American

a place where one road joins another and forms the shape of the letter T

traffic cone

noun

an orange pointed object put on a road to keep traffic away, for example while the road is being repaired

traffic island

noun

an area in the middle of a street where you can wait until it is safe to cross

traffic lights

noun

a set of red, yellow, and green lights that control traffic

zebra crossing

noun

British

a crosswalk with black and white lines

go through a red light

to not stop when there is a red traffic light

run a (red) light

to continue driving even though a traffic light is red and you should stop

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