an exhibition of prize cattle by cattle breeders, as at a livestock exposition.
Informal. a public appearance by the contenders for a political office, a job, or the like, at which they may be judged by voters, prospective employers, etc.
A convention or other occasion where political candidates display their notions, charisma, etc: raise money for themselves by holding ”cattle shows” (1970s+)
a dark brown tick, Boophilus annulatus, that infests cattle and is a vector for parasitic diseases of cattle, as babesiosis.
- Cattle truck
noun a railway wagon designed for carrying livestock US and Canadian equivalent stock car Historical Examples
noun concentrated food for cattle in the form of cakes
noun a grid of metal bars covering a hollow or hole dug in a roadway, intended to prevent the passage of livestock while allowing vehicles, etc, to pass unhindered