cowcatcher cowcatcher


  • (n) an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track



  1. Two students were impaled on the cowcatcher, others strewn for 200 yards along the track.
  2. As the train caught up, he crawled out on the cowcatcher, seized the wolf by its tail.
  3. In 1929 he rode a cowcatcher through an engineers' picket line to break his first strike.


  • Lightning starts blaze above Hailey

         The first wildfire of the summer in the Wood River Valley began Tuesday afternoon after lightening struck about 500 feet up Cowcatcher Ridge on the east side of Hailey.
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

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