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chute

1. a device used to restrain large animals especially cattle and horses. It is a small stall into which the animal is encouraged to walk. The head is fixed, in cattle by a head bail, the back is closed and the animal can then be examined or treated. The quality of the chute depends on its freedom from injury to the animal and the operator and the accessibility of the animal for the procedures to be conducted. Speed of throughput is also an important consideration when large numbers are to be handled in repetitive treatments and quick-release gates are an essential part of the unit. Called also stocks, crush.
2. a similar crate or stall at a rodeo in which a wild animal can be saddled and mounted before being released to buck with the rider.

hydraulic chute
one where the functions of closing the head catch, closing the tail gait and applying the side-squeeze are done hydraulically using separate controls for each function. Installed on operations where large numbers of cattle are being handled to relieve the manual labor associated with hand operated levers.
specialist c's
other special chutes are available including those which include tilt tables, hoof repair platforms, and mobile chutes.
squeeze chute
one in which the sides of the chute can be moved inwards by a lever to squeeze and restrain the animal from moving. Common chutes used for beef cattle.
References in classic literature ?
It was the archer's contest for the golden arrow, and twenty men stepped forth to shoot.
The first target was to be placed at thirty ells distance, and all those who hit its center were allowed to shoot at the second target, placed ten ells farther off.
The trumpet sounded again, and the archers prepared to shoot.
Now the archers prepared to shoot again, each with some little care.
And do you, good fellows, shoot boldly round; a buck and a butt of wine are ready for your refreshment in yonder tent, when the prize is won.
The archers, having previously determined by lot their order of precedence, were to shoot each three shafts in succession.
Sith it be no better,'' said Locksley, ``I am content to try my fortune; on condition that when I have shot two shafts at yonder mark of Hubert's, he shall be bound to shoot one at that which I shall propose.
But I have seen you, Johnston, and you, Samkin Aylward, and one or two others who are still with us, shoot as well as the best.
Yet I have seen Johnston shoot these twenty years, and I will not flinch from it.
I take it unkindly of thee, Samkin, that thou shouldst call all eyes thus upon a broken bowman who could once shoot a fair shaft.
There’s them living who say that Nathaniel Bumppo's right to shoot on these hills is of older date than Marmaduke Temple’s right to forbid him,” he said.
If ye handle yew bow and apple shaft no better than ye do oaken cudgel, I wot ye are not fit to be called yeomen in my country; but if there be any man here that can shoot a better shaft than I, then will I bethink me of joining with you.