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Definitions of burr

  1. To pronounce with this sound. Also, bur. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. small bit used in dentistry or surgery Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. seed vessel having hooks or prickles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The thin ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal. See Burr, n., 2. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A ring of iron on a lance or spear. See Burr, n., 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The lobe of the ear. See Burr, n., 5. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A clinker; a partially vitrified brick. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A small circular saw. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A triangular chisel. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The round knob of an antler next to a deer's head. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to prevent the hand from slipping. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The lobe or lap of the ear. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur, n., 8. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A drill with a serrated head larger than the shank; - used by dentists. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The prickly seed-case of a plant; a thin ridge or roughness left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal; a whirring noise; the rough sound of r. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Same as BUR. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. A protuberance; lump. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. An unwelcome adherent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A burrstone. See BURR. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A roughness or rough edge, or a tool that produces it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. The lobe or lap of the ear; the round knob of a horn next a deer's head; the sweetbread; a triangular chisel; a round iron ring used with a cannon, and also with a lance; the guttural pronunciation of the rough r, common in some of the northern provinces of England. See Bur. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. The lobe of the ear; a roughness in sounding the letter r. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for burr

  1. Then they all went into the woods, and Burr began looking for things to eat. – The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone by Margaret A. McIntyre
  2. Burr ventured a question. – Then Marched the Brave by Harriet T. Comstock
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