Definitions of burin

  1. a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The cutting tool of an engraver on metal, used in line engraving. It is made of tempered steel, one end being ground off obliquely so as to produce a sharp point, and the other end inserted in a handle; a graver; also, the similarly shaped tool used by workers in marble. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The manner or style of execution of an engraver; as, a soft burin; a brilliant burin. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An engraving tool of pointed steel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A kind of chisel used by engravers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. An engravers tool; graver. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A graver; a tool for engraving See Bore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. An engraver's tool made of steel. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. b[=u]r'in, n. a kind of chisel of tempered steel, used in copper engraving--the distinctive style of a master is frequently described by such expressions as a soft, a graphic, or a brilliant burin.--n. BUR'INIST, an engraver. [Fr.; from root of BORE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Tool for engraving on copper. Hence burinist n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. A graver, the principal instrument used in engraving on copper. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  12. Used meton. = a style, a clear B., a soft B. [Cf.] Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  13. n. [Old Hebrew, German] An engraver's tool, made to produce a sharp cutting point;—a graver;—manner or style of an engraver. Cabinet Dictionary