Burr

Definition of Burr

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.
The graver, in plowing furrows in the surface of the copper, raises corresponding ridges or burrs.
- Tomlinson.
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.]

Related Words

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
Word:

Browse

Burniebee
Burning
Burning bush
Burning fluid
Burning glass
Burning house
Burning mirror
Burnish
Burnisher
Burnishing machine
Burnoose
Burnstickle
Burnt
Burnt ear
Burnt offering
Burnt sacrifice
Burnt sienna
Burnt umber
burnup
burp
-Burr-
Burr millstone
Burrel
Burrel fly
Burrel shot
burrfish
Burring machine
burrito
Burro
Burrock
Burrow
Burrower
Burrowing owl
Burrstone
Burry
Bursa
Bursal
Bursar
Bursarship
Bursary
Bursch
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy