Found 3 items, similar to Burr.
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n 1: seed vessel having hooks or prickles [syn: bur
2: rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or
3: 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)
[syn: Aaron Burr
4: rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
5: small bit used in dentistry or surgery [syn: bur
v : remove the burrs from [syn: bur
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(b[^u]r), n. [See Bur
1. A prickly seed vessel. See Bur
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 burr
, Northumberland burr
, or Tweedside burr
7. The knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur
, n., 8.
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Burred
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur.
, Burr \Burr\
(b[^u]r), n. [OE. burre burdock; cf. Dan.
borre, OSw. borra, burdock, thistle; perh. akin to E. bristle
(burr- for burz-), or perh. to F. bourre hair, wool, stuff;
also, according to Cotgrave, “the downe, or hairie coat,
wherewith divers herbes, fruits, and flowers, are covered,”
fr. L. burrae trifles, LL. reburrus rough.]
1. (Bot.) 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; a seed vessel
having hooks or prickles. Also, any weed which bears burs.
Amongst rude burs and thistles. --Milton.
Bur and brake and brier. --Tennyson.
2. The thin ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal.
, 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.
(a) A small circular saw.
(b) A triangular chisel.
(c) A drill with a serrated head larger than the shank; --
especially a small drill bit used by dentists.
8. [Cf. Gael. borr, borra, a knob, bunch.] (Zo["o]l.) The
round knob of an antler next to a deer's head. [Commonly
(Bot.), a useful and ornamental species of oak
) with ovoid acorns inclosed in deep
cups imbricated with pointed scales. It grows in the
Middle and Western United States, and its wood is tough,
close-grained, and durable.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Sparganium
long ribbonlike leaves.