Definition of cattle guard in English:

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cattle guard

noun

A metal grid covering a ditch, allowing vehicles and pedestrians to pass over but not cattle and other animals.
Example sentences
  • Peter Barfoot, head of advisory services at the park authority, says money is the main obstacle to installing more cattle grids.
  • Applecross is in a National Park and there is only one road into the village, with cattle grids a shade too narrow for the mobile home to pass over.
  • The temporary cattle grids, which are a barrier to sheep but not traffic, will be removed when the threat of foot-and-mouth has passed.
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