Pronunciation: (krôs'rōd", kros'-), [key]
1. a road that crosses another road, or one that runs transversely to main roads.
2. a by-road.
3. Often, crossroads. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a. the place where roads intersect.
b. a point at which a vital decision must be made.
c. a main center of activity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.