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grid1

bicycle: I rode my grid today.

Contributor's comments: Used as a term for a gent's pushbike in Maryborough Qld in the early Sixties.

Contributor's comments: As a child growing up in Taree NSW in the 50's the word grid was often used in reference to a push bike or bicycle.

Contributor's comments: We used grid for bicycle in Melbourne in the 1940s/50s.

Contributor's comments: Used in late 1950's on Central Coast, NSW - meaning bicycle - I haven't heard it for years.

Contributor's comments: Sorry but I've never heard of grid as a word meaning bicycle - have live in SA most of my life - maybe comes from a particular vicinity?

Contributor's comments: The word grid was a term used to describe a bicycle when I was young. I notice on the map that it is restricted to S.A. but it was definitely used around Brisbane in the 1950s.

Contributor's comments: Grids were also ridden in Kalgoorlie, W.A. when I was growing up there.

Contributor's comments: Disagree with your regionalisation. My friends and I used this word as a schoolboys in Darwin, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

Contributor's comments: In Swan Hill (Vic) in early 60s, "grid" was used for bicycle.

Contributor's comments: When I grew up in Bunbury WA 1940-early 1950's grid was the only word we new for bicycles. This is certainly not SA only.

Contributor's comments: As a child in Wagga I commonly used to dink my younger brother on my grid. Neither term shows Wagga as an area of usage.

Contributor's comments: The word "Grid", or sometimes "Grid-iron" was probably the most common word used to mean bicycle among Adelaide school children during the late '40s and '50s.

grid2

a stock barrier that is imbedded into roads where they pass through a fence. Compare cattle grate, cattle grid, cattle ramp, ramp.

cattle grate

a steel grid used to exclude stock while allowing vehicular access through a fence. Compare cattle grid, cattle ramp, grid2, ramp.
Contributor's comments: We on King Island knew this as a 'cattle grid' or 'cattle grate', a 'cattle ramp' was what one used to load cattle onto the back of trucks for transportation.
cattle grid

a steel grid used to exclude stock while allowing vehicular access through a fence. Compare cattle grate, cattle ramp, grid2, ramp.
Contributor's comments: We on King Island knew this as a 'cattle grid' or 'cattle grate', a 'cattle ramp' was what one used to load cattle onto the back of trucks for transportation.

Contributor's comments: Cattle grids in South Australia.
cattle ramp

A steel grid used to exclude stock while allowing vehicle access to a paddock: Keep going down this road and turn left at the third cattle ramp. Compare cattle grate, cattle grid, grid2, ramp.

Contributor's comments: In wide use in country areas of Tasmania.

Contributor's comments: We on King Island knew this as a 'cattle grid' or 'cattle grate', a 'cattle ramp' was what one used to load cattle onto the back of trucks for transportation.
ramp

used instead of "grid" for the stock barrier that is imbedded into roads where they pass through a fence: To get to our place you turn west at ... pub, go over 7 ramps and look for a white mail box under a brigalow tree. Compare cattle grate, cattle grid, cattle ramp, grid2.

Contributor's comments: Ian was a student at Longreach Pastoral College in 1973 and the Queensland students often remarked when Ian referred to ramps that "bloody Southerners" (from NSW) only call grids ramps.

Contributor's comments: cattle-grid, steel bars across a gateway, as part of a vehicle-negotiable but stock-repellant roadway: "I've tied Bluey up down at the ramp, to keep those damned Texels in."