cattle-grid


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cattle-grid

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cattle guard

n
(Agriculture) a grid of metal bars covering a hollow or hole dug in a roadway, intended to prevent the passage of livestock while allowing vehicles, etc, to pass unhindered
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Then turning again and again on the empty road lined by fields of sheep, he directs them eventually to a tight turn on to a farm road, a battered cattle-grid, broken red asphalt, deeply pot-holed and lined on both sides with dense, towering pines.
After the bridge go right up the narrow tarred lane and over another cattle-grid.
We all had seat allocations, there were no excess weightper-bag charges and no cattle-grid queues.