cattle guard

noun
a structure consisting typically of parallel bars over a shallow ditch, used to prevent cattle from straying.

Origin:
1835–45

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cattle guard

noun
a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle 
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Example sentences
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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