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Meaning of BURIN

Pronunciation:  'byûrin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving

BURIN is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: chisel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bu"rin\, n. [F. burin, cf. It. burino, bulino; prob. from
OHG. bora borer, bor[=o]n to bore, G. bohren. See 1st
1. 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.

2. The manner or style of execution of an engraver; as, a
   soft burin; a brilliant burin.

 Definition: a type of chipped stone artifact characterized by the deliberate removal of small prismatic flakes (burin-spalls) down one or more edges. Commonly assumed to have served as engraving or carving tools.