Belisha beacon

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English[edit]

Abbey Road zebra crossing with Belisha beacon on right

Etymology[edit]

After Leslie Hore-Belisha, the Minister of Transport who introduced them in 1934.

Noun[edit]

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Belisha beacon (plural Belisha beacons)

  1. (UK) A tall black and white pole topped by flashing orange globe, placed on either side of the road at zebra crossings; mostly now replaced by more sophisticated arrangements