Burr

18 Definitions of Burr

The meaning of the word burr, the definition of Burr:

n. - A prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1.

n. - 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.

n. - 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.

n. - A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to prevent the hand from slipping.

n. - The lobe or lap of the ear.

n. - 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.

n. - The knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur, n., 8.

n. - 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.

n. - The thin ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal. See Burr, n., 2.

n. - A ring of iron on a lance or spear. See Burr, n., 4.

n. - The lobe of the ear. See Burr, n., 5.

n. - The sweetbread.

n. - A clinker; a partially vitrified brick.

n. - A small circular saw.

n. - A triangular chisel.

n. - A drill with a serrated head larger than the shank; -- used by dentists.

n. - The round knob of an antler next to a deer's head.

v. i. - To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur.


The word "burr" uses 4 letters: B R R U

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o - burro rubor   s - burrs   y - burry  

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brr bur rub urb

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