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Meaning of BURTON

Pronunciation:  'burtn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a strong dark English ale
  2. [n]  Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
  3. [n]  English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)

BURTON is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Richard Burton, Sir Richard Burton, Sir Richard Francis Burton
 See Also: actor, adventurer, ale, explorer, histrion, player, role player, thespian



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bur"ton\, n. [Cf. OE. & Prov. E. bort to press or indent
anything.] (Naut.)
A peculiar tackle, formed of two or more blocks, or pulleys,
the weight being suspended to a hook block in the bight of
the running part.