Meaning of “cowcatcher” in the English Dictionary

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"cowcatcher" in British English

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cowcatchernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊˌkætʃ.ər/ us /ˈkaʊˌkætʃ.ɚ/ US

a strong metal frame attached to the front of a train that pushes objects off the track as the train moves forward

(Definition of “cowcatcher” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)