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.
part of a train's front that removes objects from the tracks and the train's path.
Early term for a locomotive's pilot. A pointed device used on the front of a locomotive to shove livestock off the track. Now used to prevent any object from going under the locomotive's wheels.
An early term for the pointed device used on the front of the locomotive to remove deer, cows and buffalo off the track.
an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
a metal grille or frame that's attached to the very front of a train engine
(slang) A metal grid fitted to the front of a locomotive to nudge animals off the track (technically called the "pilot"). "Cowcatcher" is not used in the modern railroad industry.