Definition of Cowcatchers

1. Noun. (plural of cowcatcher) ¹



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Definition of Cowcatchers

1. cowcatcher [n] - See also: cowcatcher

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cowcatchers

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

Literary usage of Cowcatchers

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1. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1898)
"Mr. BROWN said he had noticed at the Wellington Station footplates were attached to the cowcatchers, on which men could get a foothold. ..."

2. The Rawhide Railroad by George Estes (1916)
"Prunty explained that these were called “cowcatchers” and were to clear the track of cattle. The train dispatcher remarked that the bunch of corset staves ..."

3. Record of Scientific Progress for the Year 1891: Exhibiting the Most by Robert Grimshaw (1892)
"The locomotive is square, with a platform for carrying loads, and cowcatchers and draw bars at each end. The power is conveyed over a trolley wire, ..."

4. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"Yet we can understand, at least, why English locomotives have no cowcatchers. They would be quite superfluous, since English engines have no chance to catch ..."

5. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"Yet we can understand, at least, why English locomotives have no cowcatchers. They would be quite superfluous, since English engines have no chance to catch ..."

6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"switch-engines, on all well-regulated railroads, are operated without pilots or cowcatchers, and satisfactory reasons are given why they are so run. ..."

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