Branding-iron definition

brăndĭng
An iron that is heated and used for indicating identity or ownership.
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An iron implement designed to burn a mark onto the skin, formerly used to punish and identify criminals, now used on livestock to show ownership.
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A piece of metal bent into a distinctive shape, heated and used to brand livestock.
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Noun

Singular:
branding-iron
Plural:
branding-irons