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cattle guard

noun

Simple Definition of cattle guard

  • : a set of bars placed over a shallow hole that is used to stop cattle from crossing a road

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cattle guard

  1. :  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

1843

First Known Use of cattle guard

1843


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