balling iron

noun
ball·​ing iron | \ ˈbȯ-liŋ- How to pronounce balling iron (audio) \

Medical Definition of balling iron

: a long metal instrument with a cup-shaped depression at one end for placing solid medicine in the posterior part of the mouth of a horse or ox so that it will have to be swallowed whole

called also balling gun

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“Balling iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/balling%20iron. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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