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Difference between Brand-iron and Branding iron


1. framework of metal bars used to support burning wood:

  • What are usually called dog-irons on the hearth are called brand-irons, having to support the brand or burning log.

2. (dated) a tool used red-hot for branding cattle or implements:

  • In one farm, the brand iron did not correspond to the brand registered on the official bulletin of the owner.

branding iron— = brand iron 2:

  • The branding iron must burn deep enough to burn the hair and the outer layer of skin.