from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The metal grille or frame projecting from the front of a locomotive and serving to clear the track of obstructions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The V-shaped device on the front of a locomotive (or other large vehicle) shaped so as to push objects on the tracks out of the way, to prevent major damage to the train.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A strong inclined frame, usually of wrought-iron bars, in front of a locomotive engine, for catching or throwing off obstructions on a railway, as cattle; the pilot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strong frame in front of a locomotive, for removing obstructions, such as strayed cattle, from the rails.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
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