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A metal grille or frame projecting from the front of a locomotive and serving to clear the track of obstructions.
(Railways) US and Canadian a metal frame on the front of a locomotive to clear the track of animals or other obstructions
a triangular frame at the front of a locomotive for clearing the track of obstructions.
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|Noun||1.||cowcatcher - an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track|
framework - a structure supporting or containing something