Definitions of burin

  1. a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An engraving tool of pointed steel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A kind of chisel used by engravers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. An engravers tool; graver. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A graver; a tool for engraving See Bore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. An engraver's tool made of steel. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for burin

  1. Of all interiors of libraries, this is probably the most beautiful and striking; and it is an absolute reproach to the taste of antiquarian art at Paris, that so beautiful an interior has not been adequately represented by the burin – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  2. It is quite possible that Rembrandt used the burin in some of his work on this and other prints, but it seems a somewhat less likely tool than the drypoint. – Rembrandt's Etching Technique: An Example by Peter Morse