burr definition

  • noun:
    • A rough edge or area continuing to be on material, including metal, after it is often cast, cut, or drilled.
    • Variant of bur1.
    • A trilling for the letter r, generally made out of the end of tongue and characteristic of Scottish speech.
    • A buzzing or whirring sound.
    • A washer that suits round the smaller end of a rivet.
    • A sharp, pointy object, such as for example a sliver or splinter.
    • A bur; a seed pod with razor-sharp functions that stick in fur or clothes.
    • a little bit of material kept on an advantage after a cutting procedure.
    • A rough humming noise.
    • A rolled "r".
    • A metal band near the top of the hand-rest on a spear.
    • alternate spelling of burl.
    • A prickly seed vessel. See bur, 1.
    • The slim edge or ridge kept by something in cutting or shaping steel, as with switching, engraving, pushing, etc.; also, the rough neck left on a bullet in casting.
    • A thin flat little bit of material, formed from a sheet by punching; a little washer placed on the termination of a rivet prior to it being swaged down.
    • an easy metal band on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to avoid the hand from falling.
    • The lobe or lap of this ear.
    • A guttural pronounciation regarding the page r, from trilling the extremity of the smooth palate up against the back part of the tongue; rotacism; -- often called the Newcastle burr, Northumberland burr, or Tweedside burr.
    • The knot in the bottom of an antler. See Bur, n., 8.
    • etc. See bur, bur, etc.
    • rough projection kept on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
    • seed vessel having hooks or prickles
    • rotary file for smoothing rough sides left on a workpiece
    • US politician just who served as vice-president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded their governmental rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836)
    • tiny bit found in dental care or surgery
  • verb-transitive:
    • to create a burr on.
    • to get rid of burrs from.
    • To pronounce with a burr.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To consult with a burr.
    • to produce a buzzing or whirring noise.
    • To talk to burr; to help make a hoarse or guttural murmur.
  • verb:
    • To pronounce with a rolled "r".
    • which will make a rough humming sound.
    • remove the burrs from

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