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cattle guard

a structure consisting typically of parallel bars over a shallow ditch, used to prevent cattle from straying.
Origin of cattle guard
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Once you cross the cattle guard you are on the wildlife area.
  • Turn left at the large gravel piles, cross a cattle guard, and proceed one mile northeast along a paved road.
  • Canfield offered to pay the difference between a county cattle guard and a special cattle guard that he wants.
  • Provide drainage pits or areas beneath the cattle guard surfaces as shown or specified.

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