from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow lane or guideway through which cattle are driven one at a time to be branded.
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A high platform ran along either side of the branding-chute, on which the men stood while handling the irons.
They had built a new branding-chute and otherwise improved their facilities for handling cattle.
This branding-chute was long enough to chamber eight beeves.
When the last beef had passed the branding-chute, there was nothing remaining but to give a receipt to the seller for the number of head received, in behalf of my employer, pending a later settlement between them.