cattle guard

noun
|Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of cattle guard

: 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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First Known Use of cattle guard

1843

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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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