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Meaning of BURIN

Pronunciation:  'byûrin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\Bu"rin\, n. [F. burin, cf. It. burino, bulino; prob. from
OHG. bora borer, bor[=o]n to bore, G. bohren. See 1st
{Bore}.]
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.

 
Glossary
 
 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.
 

 

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