Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. (context chiefly British English) An at-grade crossing between a railway line and an ordinary road, with rails and road at the same level.
n. intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass [syn: grade crossing]
A level crossing, or grade crossing, is an intersection where a railway line crosses a road or path at the same level, as opposed to the railway line crossing over or under using a bridge or tunnel. The term also applies when a light rail line with separate right-of-way or reserved track crosses a road in the same fashion. Other names include railway crossing, road through railroad, railroad crossing, and train crossing.