Cattle show
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 show — 1. an exhibition of prize cattle by cattle breeders, as at a livestock exposition. 2. Informal. a public appearance by the contenders for a political office, a job, or the like, at which they may be judged by voters, prospective employers, etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cattle show — 1. an exhibition of prize cattle by cattle breeders, as at a livestock exposition. 2. Informal. a public appearance by the contenders for a political office, a job, or the like, at which they may be judged by voters, prospective employers, etc.… …   Universalium

  • cattle show — cat′tle show n. cvb inf Informal. a public appearance by the contenders for a political office, a job, or the like, at which they may be judged by voters, prospective employers, etc • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 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… …   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

  • Cattle range — 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 run — 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

  • Show — Show, n. [Formerly written also shew.] 1. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition. [1913 Webster] 2. That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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