Cattle guard
Cattle Cat"tle (k[a^]t"t'l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part of a man's property. See {Capital}, and cf. {Chattel}.] Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine. [1913 Webster]

{Belted cattle}, {Black cattle}. See under {Belted}, {Black}.

{Cattle guard}, a trench under a railroad track and alongside a crossing (as of a public highway). It is intended to prevent cattle from getting upon the track.

{cattle louse} (Zo["o]l.), any species of louse infecting cattle. There are several species. The {H[ae]matatopinus eurysternus} and {H[ae]matatopinus vituli} are common species which suck blood; {Trichodectes scalaris} eats the hair.

{Cattle plague}, the rinderpest; called also {Russian cattle plague}.

{Cattle range}, or {Cattle run}, an open space through which cattle may run or range. [U. S.] --Bartlett.

{Cattle show}, an exhibition of domestic animals with prizes for the encouragement of stock breeding; -- usually accompanied with the exhibition of other agricultural and domestic products and of implements. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cattle guard — cattle guards N COUNT A cattle guard is the same as a cattle grid. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • cattle guard — cattle ,guard noun count AMERICAN a set of metal bars fixed into the ground, that cows, sheep, etc. cannot cross. British cattle grid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cattle guard — noun a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle • Syn: ↑cattle grid • Hypernyms: ↑bridge, ↑span * * * noun, pl ⋯ guards [count] US : a set of bars placed over a shallow hole …   Useful english dictionary

  • cattle guard — a structure consisting typically of parallel bars over a shallow ditch, used to prevent cattle from straying. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • cattle guard — Such an appliance as will prevent cattle and other farm animals from going from a highway or private way crossed by a railroad track onto the track or right of way of the railroad. Ford v Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co. 91 Iowa 179, 59… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cattle guard — noun Date: 1843 a shallow ditch with rails or bars laid across that are spread far enough apart to prevent livestock from crossing but not people or vehicles …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cattle-guard — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cattle — Cat tle (k[a^]t t l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cattle louse — Cattle Cat tle (k[a^]t t l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cattle plague — Cattle Cat tle (k[a^]t t l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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