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Pronunciation : Burr
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [See Bur.] (Bot.)
Definition : 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. Tomlinson.

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. Etym: [Probably of imitative origin.]

Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Burr
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur. Mrs. Browning.

i. [imp. & p. p. Burred; p. pr. & vb. n. Burring.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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