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cowcatcher

US and Canadian a metal frame on the front of a locomotive to clear the track of animals or other obstructions
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This design can be likened in appearance and function to the cowcatchers placed on locomotives.
As a kid I loved Casey Jones (steamin' and a rollin') and it was a real treat to see the vintage 19th century engines with giant smoke stacks and cowcatchers.
SAN ANTONIO -- A 20-minute drive north on Highway 281 from the San Antonio Airport leads beef lovers to Cowcatchers Steaks Restaurant in Bulverde - San Antonio's newest Hill Country destination.