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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track.

Usage examples (38)
  • "Look ahead there -- I just saw a man on the cowcatcher."
  • Sure enough, on the cowcatcher sat a man, huddled up comfortably.
  • But didn't I come near to ripping the cowcatcher from that engine?
  • "Man on your cowcatcher there," he called down as Ralph started up the engine. for more
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