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The word comes from the Old French word, chattels, meaning all the things that a ... A "head" means one, but the term "one head of cattle" is not usually used.

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Why would you say “10 head of cattle” instead of “10 heads of cattle”? Don't give me: “That's the way cowboys say it.” I want a real reason. Isn't it “10 heads of ...

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They have forty _____ of cattle. which is correct? head or heads.

english.stackexchange.com/questions/138042/the-herd-of-cattle-had-grown-to-30-head-why-didnt-the-writer-write-30-heads

Nov 17, 2013 ... Dave Phillips says: In BrE we would always say a head of cattle (meaning the whole herd) but we wouldn't give a number of those head/heads.

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head of cattle/sheep etc meaning, definition, what is head of cattle/sheep etc: a particular number of cows, sheep etc: Learn more.

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You hear the number of cattle that someone has listed as "# head of ... If I have 100 head of cattle, I could also have 100 tails of cattle, 200 ears ...

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You are currently browsing the tag archive for the 'head of cattle' tag. ... the general livestock meaning lost out to the more specific meaning of a bovine, as in this ...

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Define cattle. cattle synonyms, cattle pronunciation, cattle translation, English ... bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; ...

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cattle definition: The definition of cattle means a group of cows or other livestock. ... When used as an uncountable noun, the phrase "head of cattle" is used for ...