Definition of cowcatcher noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cowcatcher

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊkætʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊkætʃər//
 
(North American English)
 
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a pointed metal structure at the front of a train that is used for pushing things off the track
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cowcatcher