zebrapad

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of zebra (zebra) +‎ pad (path). The choice of the element zebra was influenced by English zebra crossing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzeː.braːˌpɑt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ze‧bra‧pad

NounEdit

zebrapad n (plural zebrapaden, diminutive zebrapaadje n)

  1. A zebra crossing, a crosswalk (place where pedestrians can cross a street). [from 1951]
    • 1951 August 17, "Witte verf op het Leidseplein", De Telegraaf, vol. 54, no. 19909, page 1.
      Honderden hoofdstedelingen en vreemdelingen zullen op de spitsuren van deze „zebra”-paden gebruik maken om een veilig „overkomen” te zoeken.
      Hundreds of inhabitants of the capital and foreigners will use these “zebra” crossings at peak hours in order to find a safe way to “cross”.
    Synonym: zebra