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crossroad (n.)

also cross-road, 1680s, "road that crosses from one main road to another;" 1719 as "one of two or more roads that cross each other," from cross- + road. Meaning "place where two roads cross each other" is by 1808. Figurative sense "a turning point, a moment of decision" is from 1733.

updated on May 23, 2018

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Definitions of crossroad from WordNet

crossroad (n.)
a junction where one street or road crosses another;
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