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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

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


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