Definition of branding iron in English:

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branding iron

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noun

A metal implement which is heated and used to brand livestock (or, in former times, criminals or slaves).
Example sentences
  • Later Charley and my husband heated branding irons and burned as many brands as they could remember all over the logs.
  • The slave trade is also explored through a selection of sometimes harrowing photographs: a coffle chain with shackles, the Cape Coast dungeon doors in Ghana, and a slave branding iron.
  • To get the best brands, we hold the cooled branding irons on the hide for 60 seconds.

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