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From the similarity of the stripes to those of a zebra.
- (Australia, Britain, New Zealand) A pedestrian crossing featuring broad white stripes painted parallel to the street.
- Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.
2008 December 16, Roy, Arundhati, The God of Small Things, Random House, ISBN 9780812979657, OL 24604480M, Ch. 1:
- They also believed that if they were killed on a zebra crossing, the Government would pay for their funerals. They had the definite impression that that was what zebra crossings were meant for. Free funerals.
2010 December 22, “Beatles' Abbey Road zebra crossing given listed status”, in BBC News:
- The Abbey Road zebra crossing in north London — made famous after appearing on a Beatles album cover — has been given Grade II listed status.
pedestrian crossing featuring broad white stripes