Pronunciation: bûr
n.1.(Bot.) A prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1.
2.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.
3.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.
4.A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to prevent the hand from slipping.
5.The lobe or lap of the ear.
6.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 burr, Northumberland burr, or Tweedside burr.
7.The knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur, n., 8.
v. i.1.To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur.
[imp. & p. p. Burred ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Burring.]
Noun1.Burrburr - seed vessel having hooks or prickles
Synonyms: bur
2.burr - rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
3.BurrBurr - 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)
Synonyms: Aaron Burr
4.burr - rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
5.burr - small bit used in dentistry or surgery
Synonyms: bur
Verb1.burr - remove the burrs from
Synonyms: bur
accent, adherent, adhesive, barnacle, belch, blare, blat, boll, bramble, bray, brier, bristle, broad accent, brogue, bulldog, buzz, cackle, cactus, capsule, catchweed, caw, cement, chirr, chiseling, clang, clangor, clank, clash, cleavers, cod, craunch, croak, cross-hatching, crump, crunch, decal, decalcomania, demitint, drawl, engravement, engraving, etch, etching, follicle, gem-engraving, glass-cutting, glue, glyptic, goose grass, graving, grind, groan, growl, grumble, gunk, half tint, hatching, hull, husk, incision, inscript, inscription, jangle, jar, leech, legume, legumen, limpet, line, lining, marking, molasses, mucilage, needle, nettle, paste, pease cod, pericarp, pine needle, plaster, pod, prickle, quill, rasp, regional accent, remora, score, scoring, scranch, scrape, scratch, scratching, scrunch, seed pod, seed vessel, seedbox, seedcase, silique, slash, slashing, snarl, snore, spicule, spiculum, spike, spikelet, spine, sticker, stipple, stippling, syrup, thistle, thorn, tint, tooling, twang, type-cutting, yucca
Translate Burr to Spanish, Translate Burr to German, Translate Burr to French
Burnt ear
burnt lime
Burnt offering
Burnt sacrifice
burnt sienna
burnt umber
burp gun
-- Burr --
burr drill
burr marigold
Burr millstone
burr oak
Burrel fly
Burrel shot
Burrhus Frederic Skinner
Burrill Bernard Crohn
Burring machine
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