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Definition of Burr


  1. Any rough or prickly envelope of the seeds of plants, whether a pericarp, a persistent calyx, or an involucre, as of the chestnut and burdock. Also, any weed which bears burs.
  2. The thin ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal. See Burr, n., 2.
  3. A ring of iron on a lance or spear. See Burr, n., 4.
  4. The lobe of the ear. See Burr, n., 5.
  5. The sweetbread.
  6. A clinker; a partially vitrified brick.
  7. A small circular saw.
  8. A triangular chisel.
  9. A drill with a serrated head larger than the shank; -- used by dentists.
  10. The round knob of an antler next to a deer's head.
  11. A prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to prevent the hand from slipping.
  15. The lobe or lap of the ear.
  16. 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.
  17. The knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur, n., 8.
  18. To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur.

Burr Translations

burr in German is entgraten, Grat
burr in Spanish is zumbido
burr in Swedish is kardborre