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Meaning of BURR

Pronunciation:  bur, bur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small bit used in dentistry or surgery
  2. [n]  rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
  3. [n]  rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
  4. [n]  United States politician who served as Vice President under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836)
  5. [n]  seed vessel having hooks or prickles
  6. [v]  remove the burrs from

BURR is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Aaron Burr, bur, bur, bur
 See Also: beggar-ticks, bit, burr drill, dentist's drill, pericarp, pol, political leader, politician, politico, power tool, projection, remove, seed vessel, spanish needles, take, take away, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Burr\, n. [See {Bur}.] (Bot.)
    1. 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.
    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. [Probably of imitative origin.] 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.
    7. The knot at the bottom of an antler. See {Bur}, n., 8.
  2. \Burr\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Burred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur.
    --Mrs. Browning.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A rough or prickly propagule consisting of a seed or fruit and associated floral parts or bracts.
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