cowcatcher

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English[edit]

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A steam locomotive with a bright red cowcatcher

Noun[edit]

cowcatcher (plural cowcatchers)

  1. (archaic, rail transport, principally US) The V-shaped device on the front of a locomotive (or other large vehicle) shaped so as to push objects on the tracks out of the way, to prevent major damage to the train.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (rail transport): pilot

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