Definition of Belisha beacon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Belisha beacon

BrE BrE//bəˌliːʃə ˈbiːkən//
; NAmE NAmE//bəˌliːʃə ˈbiːkən//
Controlling traffic
jump to other results
(in Britain) a post with an orange flashing light on top marking a place where cars must stop to allow people to cross the road See related entries: Controlling traffic Word Origin1930s: named after Leslie Hore-Belisha (1893–1957), British politician, Minister of Transport when the beacons were introduced.