Definition of Cowcatcher

1. Noun. An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track.

Exact synonyms: Buffer, Fender, Pilot
Generic synonyms: Framework
Group relationships: Engine, Locomotive, Locomotive Engine, Railway Locomotive
Derivative terms: Fend



Definition of Cowcatcher

1. n. A strong inclined frame, usually of wrought-iron bars, in front of a locomotive engine, for catching or throwing off obstructions on a railway, as cattle; the pilot.

Definition of Cowcatcher

1. Noun. (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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cowcatcher

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cowcatcher

cowbirds
cowboy
cowboy boot
cowboy boots
cowboy caviar
cowboy hat
cowboy hats
cowboy shot
cowboy shots
cowboyed
cowboying
cowboyish
cowboylike
cowboys
cowboys and Indians
cowcatcher (current term)
cowcatchers
cowcumber
cowcumbers
cowden syndrome
cowdriosis
cowed
cowedly
cowen
cower
cowered
cowering
coweringly
cowers

Literary usage of Cowcatcher

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1. The American Library Annual: Including Index to Dates of Current Events (1915)
"NY , , F 13 on cowcatcher. Garfield, NJ Ap 17 My J Train hits auto, 2 killed, s hurt, i probably fatally. injuries and death of husband on Aug. 3, 1913. ..."

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