cattle-guard

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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