Definition of catch points in English:

catch points

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Railway points positioned so as to derail any vehicle running in the wrong direction on a line, as a safety precaution.
More example sentences
  • As with the other three tram/rail PCR arrangements, it controls the voltage being fed into the tram overhead ‘square’ as well as the signals for the trams and the catch points.

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