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[kou-kach-er] /ˈkaʊˌkætʃ ər/

a triangular frame at the front of a locomotive, especially a steam locomotive, designed for clearing the track of obstructions.
(US & Canadian) a metal frame on the front of a locomotive to clear the track of animals or other obstructions


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