Belisha beacon


Belisha beacon
UK [bəˌliːʃə ˈbiːkən] / US [bəˈliːʃə ˈbiːkən] noun [countable]
Word forms "Belisha beacon":
singular Belisha beacon plural Belisha beacons
a post with a round orange light on top that flashes on and off, used in the UK as a warning to drivers that there is a zebra crossing (= a special place where cars must stop when people cross the road)

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Belisha Beacon — Un exemple de Belisha beacon Les Belisha beacons (« balises Belisha ») sont des globes orange clignotants sur des pôles peints en noir et blanc. Ils sont placés de part et d autre des passages piétons au Royaume Uni, en Irlande et aux… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Belisha beacon — Un exemple de Belisha beacon Les Belisha beacons (« balises Belisha ») sont des globes orange clignotants sur des pôles peints en noir et blanc. Ils sont placés de part et d autre des passages piétons au Royaume Uni, en Irlande et aux… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Belisha beacon — A Belisha beacon is a flashing orange globe atop a tall black and white pole. They appear on either side of the road at zebra crossings in the United Kingdom, Ireland and in the former British crown colonies of Singapore and Hong Kong. They are… …   Wikipedia

  • Belisha beacon — n (in Britain) a black and white post with an orange flashing light on top, marking a zebra crossing (= a place in a street where people may walk across the road). Belisha beacons are named after Leslie Hore Belisha, the Minister of Transport… …   Universalium

  • Belisha beacon — [bə li:ʃə] noun (in the UK) an orange ball containing a flashing light, mounted on a post at each end of a zebra crossing. Origin 1930s: named after Leslie Hore Belisha, Minister of Transport when the beacons were introduced …   English new terms dictionary

  • Belisha beacon — /bəˌliʃə ˈbikən/ (say buh.leeshuh beekuhn) noun British a yellow globe, usually mounted on a black and white ringed post, and containing an intermittently flashing light, to mark a pedestrian crossing. {named after Leslie Hore Belisha, 1893–1957 …   Australian English dictionary

  • belisha beacon — n. Brit. a flashing orange ball surmounted on a striped post, marking some pedestrian crossings. Etymology: L. Hore Belisha d. 1957, Minister of Transport 1934 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Belisha beacon — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • Belisha beacon — Be|li|sha bea|con [bəˌli:ʃə ˈbi:kən] n in Britain, one of two posts with a round flashing orange light on the top, marking a place that cars must stop at to allow people to cross a road …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Belisha beacon — noun (C) one of two posts with a round flashing orange light on the top that stand by some road crossings in Britain …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English