cattle grid

noun
a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
Syn: ↑cattle guard
Hypernyms: ↑bridge, ↑span

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noun

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cattle grid, cattle guard (N American) or cattle stop (NZ) noun
A frame of spaced bars covering a trench or depression in a road where it passes through a fence, crossable by motor vehicles or pedestrians but not by hoofed animals
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Main Entry:cattle

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cattle grid UK US noun [countable] [singular cattle grid plural cattle grids] british
a set of metal bars fixed over a hole in the ground that cows, sheep etc cannot cross. The American word is cattle guard .
Thesaurus: fences and boundarieshyponym farm buildings and structures where animals are kepthyponym

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ˈcattle grid f8 [cattle grid cattle grids] (BrE) (NAmE ˈcattle guard) noun
metal bars that are placed over a hole that has been made in the road. Cars can pass over the metal bars but animals such as sheep and cows cannot.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cattle grid — (N. Amer. cattle guard) ► NOUN ▪ a metal grid covering a ditch, allowing vehicles and pedestrians to cross but not animals …   English terms dictionary

  • cattle grid — BrE cattle guard AmE n a set of bars placed over a hole in the road, so that animals cannot go across but cars can …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cattle grid — For a device commonly referred to as a cow catcher , see Pilot (locomotive). A cattle grid (or stock grid)(British English) or cattle guard (American English) – also known as a vehicle pass, Texas gate, stock gap (in U.S. Southeast[1] ) or, in… …   Wikipedia

  • cattle grid — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cattle grid : singular cattle grid plural cattle grids British a set of metal bars fixed over a hole in the ground that cows, sheep etc cannot cross. The American word is cattle guard …   English dictionary

  • cattle grid — /ˈkætl grɪd / (say katl grid) noun a pit covered by a grid set in a roadway, designed to prevent the passage of animals, at the same time allowing the passage of wheeled traffic. Also, grid, cattle crossing, cattle grate, cattle pit, cattle ramp …   Australian English dictionary

  • cattle grid — (N. Amer. cattle guard) noun a metal grid covering a ditch, allowing vehicles and pedestrians to cross but not animals …   English new terms dictionary

  • cattle grid — BrE, cattle guard AmE noun (C) a set of bars placed over a hole in the road, so that animals cannot go across but cars can …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cattle grid — noun A grid of parallel metal bars designed as an obstacle to prevent hooved animals from passing …   Wiktionary

  • grid — [grıd] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: gridiron] 1.) a metal frame with bars across it →↑cattle grid 2.) a pattern of straight lines that cross each other and form squares ▪ Its streets were laid out in a grid pattern. 3.) a set of numbered lines… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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