EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

x- +‎ walk

NounEdit

xwalk (plural xwalks)

  1. Abbreviation of crosswalk.
    • 1998 November 6, moorehed, “Dont play pj backwards”, in alt.music.pearl-jam, Usenet[1], retrieved 2022-05-18:
      the term yer all looking for is a placebo. a good example, thos buttons that pedestrians hit at xwalks to make the light change.they do n othing but make ppl feel better waiting.
    • 1998 December 7, Rawb 98, “Crew Fights”, in alt.graffiti, Usenet[2], retrieved 2022-05-18:
      i understand why they fuck with you/us if youre writing in their little "territory" i remember in 93 at this little graff convention in LA me and my friend decided to walk to the liquor store, so we were at the Xwalk and i decide to nonchalantly get a little bit of cheap fame on the pole, next thing you know i hear "this is big bad MS13, dont be writing in my neighborhood punk" i pretended like i didnt hear it and walked semi fast to the liquor store.....but im just glad all i got was a verbal warning..
    • 1999 August 13, Purdy, “Yet ANOTHER Anti-cycling Editorial”, in rec.bicycles.misc, Usenet[3], retrieved 2022-05-18:
      This year in Toronto a cyclist ran a light/stop/xwalk (can't remember) and killed a little old lady.
    • 2003 September 8, Steve, “"Backwards" engineering”, in misc.transport.road, Usenet[4], retrieved 2022-05-18:
      And the problem with a traffic light at Ames and the x-walk is that too many people need to use it too frequently - you run into the situation at Mass Ave, where people are constantly dodging traffic, trying to run to class.
    • 2004 June 1, E.R., “Article on Mass Insurance Reform”, in ne.transportation, Usenet[5], retrieved 2022-05-18:
      If it is referring to a "pelican" type Xwalk, good on you guys! ;}