- nouna bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle• Syn: ↑cattle guard
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* * *cattle grid, cattle guard (N American) or cattle stop (NZ) nounA 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• • •Main Entry: ↑cattle
* * *a set of metal bars fixed over a hole in the ground that cows, sheep etc cannot cross. The American word is cattle guard .
* * *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 — cattle grids N COUNT A cattle grid is a set of metal bars in the surface of a road which prevents cattle and sheep from walking along the road, but allows people and vehicles to pass. [BRIT] (in AM, use cattle guard) … 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 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 ) 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