Cowcatcher definition

koukăchər, -kĕch-
The metal grille or frame projecting from the front of a locomotive and serving to clear the track of obstructions.
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(archaic, rail transport, principally US) The V-shaped device on the front of a locomotive (other large vehicle) shaped so as to push objects on the tracks out of the way, to prevent major damage to the train.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of cowcatcher - cow catcher

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cowcatcher
Plural:
cowcatchers