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Cattle guard, according to the context of a story I was reading, it must be
the yellow bumpy thing on the road. I never know its name before, and
this is the first time I come across such phrase.

Are there any other names for it? Thanks!
 

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cattle guard, noun, a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle (cows). Also a trench under a railroad track and alongside a crossing (as of a public highway). It is intended to prevent cattle from getting upon the track.

Synonym: cattle grid

Source: www.hyperdictionary.com
 

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In BE, we use 'grid'- I haven't heard 'guard' used for that. ;-)
 

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Casiopea said:
cattle guard, noun, a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle (cows). Also a trench under a railroad track and alongside a crossing (as of a public highway). It is intended to prevent cattle from getting upon the track.

Synonym: cattle grid

Source: www.hyperdictionary.com

That thing they used to have on the front of locomotives is called a cow catcher. Woe to the poor cows that got caught.

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