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cattle guard definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle [syn: cattle guard, cattle grid]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1843 a shallow ditch with rails or bars laid across that are spread far enough apart to prevent livestock from crossing but not people or vehicles

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cattle Cat"tle (k[a^]t"t'l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part of a man's property. See Capital, and cf. Chattel.] Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine. Belted cattle, Black cattle. See under Belted, Black. Cattle guard, a trench under a railroad track and alongside a crossing (as of a public highway). It is intended to prevent cattle from getting upon the track. cattle louse (Zo["o]l.), any species of louse infecting cattle. There are several species. The H[ae]matatopinus eurysternus and H. vituli are common species which suck blood; Trichodectes scalaris eats the hair. Cattle plague, the rinderpest; called also Russian cattle plague. Cattle range, or Cattle run, an open space through which cattle may run or range. [U. S.] --Bartlett. Cattle show, an exhibition of domestic animals with prizes for the encouragement of stock breeding; -- usually accompanied with the exhibition of other agricultural and domestic products and of implements.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cattle guards) A cattle guard is the same as a cattle grid. (AM) N-COUNT


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