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for cattle guard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Cattle \Cat"tle\ (k[a^]t"t'l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods,
property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods,
property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head,
chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief
part of a man's property. See Capital, and cf. Chattel.]
Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including
all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules,
asses, and swine.
Belted cattle, Black cattle. See under Belted, Black.
Cattle guard, a trench under a railroad track and alongside
a crossing (as of a public highway). It is intended to
prevent cattle from getting upon the track.
cattle louse (Zool.), any species of louse infecting
cattle. There are several species. The H[ae]matatopinus
eurysternus and H[ae]matatopinus vituli are common
species which suck blood; Trichodectes scalaris eats the
Cattle plague, the rinderpest; called also Russian cattle
Cattle range, or Cattle run, an open space through which
cattle may run or range. [U. S.] --Bartlett.
Cattle show, an exhibition of domestic animals with prizes
for the encouragement of stock breeding; -- usually
accompanied with the exhibition of other agricultural and
domestic products and of implements.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars
that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
[syn: cattle guard, cattle grid]
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