Burr definition

bûr
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A trilling of the letter r, usually made with the tip of the tongue and characteristic of Scottish speech.
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To form a burr on.
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A rough edge or area remaining on material, such as metal, after it has been cast, cut, or drilled.
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To remove burrs from.
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The definition of a burr is the sound of the trilling of the r with the top of the tongue or a rough edge left on metal after drilling.

An example of a burr is a Scottish accent.

An example of burr is the sharp edge on a newly-drilled hole.

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A buzzing or whirring sound.
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To pronounce with a burr.
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To speak with a burr.
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To make a buzzing or whirring sound.
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A washer that fits around the smaller end of a rivet.
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A rough edge or ridge left on metal or other material by cutting or drilling.
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A washer on the small end of a rivet.
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To form a rough edge on.
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To remove burrs from (metal)
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The trilling of r, with uvula or tongue, as in the dialectal speech of N England and Scotland.
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A whirring sound.
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To speak with a burr.
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To make a whir.
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To pronounce with a burr.
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(person) 1756-1836; U.S. political leader: vice president of the U.S. (1801-05): killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel (1804)
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A sharp, pointy object, such as a sliver or splinter.
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A bur; a seed pod with sharp features that stick in fur or clothing.
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A small piece of material left on an edge after a cutting operation.
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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.
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A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the grip, to prevent the hand from slipping.
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The earlobe.
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The knot at the bottom of an antler.
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A rough humming sound.
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A rolled "r".
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To pronounce with a rolled "r".
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(intransitive) To make a rough humming sound.
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(obsolete) A metal ring at the top of the hand-rest on a spear.
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(UK) Alternative spelling of burl.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of burr - bur 1

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
burr
Plural:
burrs

Origin of burr

  • Middle English burre ring, disk alteration of burwhe circle, disk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of bur

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English burre, perhaps from Old English byrst (“bristle”), from Old Norse

    From Wiktionary

  • Onomatopoeia, influenced by bur.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin uncertain.

    From Wiktionary

  • From burl

    From Wiktionary