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cattle guard

noun
1.
a structure consisting typically of parallel bars over a shallow ditch, used to prevent cattle from straying.
Origin of cattle guard
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • They had been taken out of a cattle-guard, to be replaced by new ones.

  • At each road-crossing she had to crawl over a cattle-guard of sharpened timbers.

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