cattle guard definition

  • noun:
    • A grid, usually of parallel metal bars, set at ground level in a road or gateway as a barrier to cattle while allowing the passage of vehicles and pedestrians.
    • a tool to prevent cattle from straying along a railroad-track at a highway-crossing.
    • a bridge over a ditch comprising parallel metal taverns that allow pedestrians and automobiles to pass through, but not cattle
  • noun-plural:
    • a trench under a railroad track and alongside a crossing (at the time of a public highway). It is designed to prevent cattle from getting upon the track.

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