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 for cowcatcher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cowcatcher \Cow"catch`er\ (-k?ch`?r), n.
     A strong inclined frame, usually of wrought-iron bars, in
     front of a locomotive engine, for catching or throwing off
     obstructions on a railway, as cattle; the pilot. [U.S.]
  
     Syn: fender, buffer, pilot.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cowcatcher
      n 1: an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to
           clear the track [syn: fender, buffer, cowcatcher,
           pilot]

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