Definition of cattle stop in English:

cattle stop


  • New Zealand term for cattle grid
    • ‘Garden ponds, cattle stops and drains can be death traps for hedgehogs, so cover any ponds or drains with mesh.’
    • ‘In the 1850s the Orange and Alexandria railroad was built in the southern part, and two cattle stops were built beside the tracks on Bush Hill land.’
    • ‘She stopped at green lights and negotiated roundabouts like cattle stops - wait till there's only a few cars and then go over it.’
    • ‘We drove across a large embankment and then across a small bridge and then over a cattle stop and we were on Rangitoto.’
    • ‘Councillors were less keen on sealing the approaches to cattle stops as they wish to review the placement and number of cattle stops allowed on district roads.’