cattle guard

  1. a structure consisting typically of parallel bars over a shallow ditch, used to prevent cattle from straying.

Origin of cattle guard

First recorded in 1835–45

Words Nearby cattle guard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cattle guard in a sentence

  • In the cattle guard was the sole of a shoe, evidently torn off as one of the fleeing men escaped his assailants.

    The Everett massacre | Walker C. Smith
  • In the vicinity of the cattle guard the soil was disarranged and there were shoe marks near the cattle guard.

    The Everett massacre | Walker C. Smith
  • Midway between the platform and the cattle guard they saw the Duke lean in his saddle and snatch the white favor from her hand.

  • It rattled across the cattle guard and through the new-unprotected and open gate in the barbed wire fence.

    Make Mine Homogenized | Rick Raphael
  • I was now enabled to reduce the cattle guard from four to two men, which was a great relief to them.