blocked frog

blocked frog
A term of railroad parlance which signifies that the space between the rails of a track, at the point where a car or a train is switched from one track to another, is filled with wood or other material, so as to prevent the catching and holding of a person's foot. Southern Pacific Railroad Co. v Seley, 152 US 145, 150, 38 L Ed 391, 14 S Ct 530.

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