cattle guard

noun

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


CATTLE GUARD Defined for English Language Learners

cattle guard

noun

Definition of cattle guard for English Language Learners

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

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