Branding iron
Branding iron Brand"ing i`*ron An iron to brand with. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • branding iron — branding .iron n a piece of metal that is heated and used for burning marks on cattle or sheep, to show who they belong to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • branding iron — branding ,iron noun count a tool used for burning marks into the skin of an animal such as a cow, to show who owns it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Branding iron — [ 1910s] A branding iron is a tool which uses the process of pressing a heated metal shape against an object or livestock with the intention of leaving a mark. From the branding of livestock to prove ownership to the branding of woodcrafts to… …   Wikipedia

  • branding iron — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms branding iron : singular branding iron plural branding irons a tool used for burning marks onto the skin of an animal such as a cow, to show who owns it …   English dictionary

  • branding iron — noun implement used to brand live stock • Syn: ↑iron • Hypernyms: ↑implement * * * ˈbranding iron f15 [branding iron] noun a metal tool that is heated and us …   Useful english dictionary

  • branding iron — a long handled metal rod with a stamp at one end, used for branding livestock, esp. cattle, with a registered or recognized symbol or character to indicate ownership. Also called brand. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • branding iron — brand′ing i′ron n. agr. a long handled metal rod with a stamp at one end, used for branding livestock with a recognized symbol …   From formal English to slang

  • branding-iron — brandˈing iron noun • • • Main Entry: ↑brand …   Useful english dictionary

  • branding iron — noun A piece of metal bent into a distinctive shape, heated and used to brand livestock …   Wiktionary

  • branding iron — noun a metal implement which is heated and used to brand livestock …   English new terms dictionary

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