Definitions for burrbɜr
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word burr
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a protruding ragged edge raised on metal during drilling, shearing, punching, or engraving.
Category: Machinery, Metallurgy
a rough protuberance on any object.
a hand-held rotary power tool used to cut small recesses.
Category: Metallurgy, Machinery
(v.t.)to form a rough point or edge on.
to remove burrs from.
Ref: Also, bur 1 1 4 (for defs. 1,3 ).
Origin of burr:
1605–15; sp. var. of bur
a washer placed at the head of a rivet.
Category: Building Trades
a blank punched out of sheet metal.
Origin of burr:
1375–1425; late ME burrewez (pl.), buruhe circle, var. of brough round tower, metathetic var. of burgh
a pronunciation of (r) as a uvular trill, as in some Northern English dialects.
a pronunciation of (r) as an alveolar flap or trill, as in Scottish English.
a whirring noise.
(v.i.)to speak with a burr.
to make a whirring sound.
(v.t.)to pronounce with a burr.
Origin of burr:
Aaron, 1756–1836, vice president of the U.S. 1801–05.
seed vessel having hooks or prickles
rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
Burr, Aaron Burr(noun)
United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836)
rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
small bit used in dentistry or surgery
remove the burrs from
any rough or prickly envelope of the seeds of plants, whether a pericarp, a persistent calyx, or an involucre, as of the chestnut and burdock. Also, any weed which bears burs
the thin ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal. See Burr, n., 2
a ring of iron on a lance or spear. See Burr, n., 4
the lobe of the ear. See Burr, n., 5
a clinker; a partially vitrified brick
a small circular saw
a triangular chisel
a drill with a serrated head larger than the shank; -- used by dentists
the round knob of an antler next to a deer's head
a prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1
the thin edge or ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal, as in turning, engraving, pressing, etc.; also, the rough neck left on a bullet in casting
a thin flat piece of metal, formed from a sheet by punching; a small washer put on the end of a rivet before it is swaged down
a broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to prevent the hand from slipping
the lobe or lap of the ear
a guttural pronounciation of the letter r, produced by trilling the extremity of the soft palate against the back part of the tongue; rotacism; -- often called the Newcastle, Northumberland, or Tweedside, burr
the knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur, n., 8
to speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur
Burr, by Gore Vidal, is a historical novel challenging the traditional iconography of United States history via narrative and a fictional memoir of Aaron Burr. Burr was variously the third US vice president, a US Army officer in and combat veteran of the Revolutionary War, a lawyer and a U.S. senator from New York. In an 1804 duel, while still vice president, Burr killed Alexander Hamilton, who had been the first US Treasury Secretary.
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