a rough, prickly case around the seeds of certain plants, as the chestnut or burdock.
any bur-bearing plant.
something that adheres like a bur.
Machinery, burr1 (defs 1, 3).
Dentistry. a rotary cutting tool usually of steel or other hard metal shaped into a shank and a head, for removing carious material from teeth and preparing cavities for filling.
Surgery. a cutting tool resembling that of a dentist, used for the excavation of bone.
to extract or remove burs from.
Also, buhr. a protruding, ragged edge raised on the surface of metal during drilling, shearing, punching, or engraving.
a rough or irregular protuberance on any object, as on a tree.
a small, hand-held, power-driven milling cutter, used by machinists and die makers for deepening, widening, or undercutting small recesses.
a lump of brick fused or warped in firing.
to form a rough point or edge on.
a pronunciation of the r- sound as a uvular trill, as in certain Northern English dialects.
a pronunciation of the r- sound as an alveolar flap or trill, as in Scottish English.
any pronunciation popularly considered rough or nonurban.
a whirring noise.
to speak with a burr.
to speak roughly, indistinctly, or inarticulately.
to make a whirring sound.
to pronounce (words, sounds, etc.) with a burr.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
Main Street Sinclair Lewis
Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
The Invasion William Le Queux
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose
Mr. Achilles Jennette Lee
The House of Walderne A. D. Crake
a seed vessel or flower head, as of burdock, having hooks or prickles
any plant that produces burs
a person or thing that clings like a bur
a small surgical or dental drill
a variant spelling of burr3 , burr4
verb burs, burring, burred
(transitive) to remove burs from
Myanmar (international car registration)
a small power-driven hand-operated rotary file, esp for removing burrs or for machining recesses
a rough edge left on a workpiece after cutting, drilling, etc
a rough or irregular protuberance, such as a burl on a tree
(Brit) a burl on the trunk or root of a tree, sliced across for use as decorative veneer
a variant spelling of bur
to form a rough edge on (a workpiece)
to remove burrs from (a workpiece) by grinding, filing, etc; deburr
(phonetics) an articulation of (r) characteristic of certain English dialects, esp the uvular fricative trill of Northumberland or the retroflex r of the West of England
a whirring sound
to pronounce (words) with a burr
to make a whirring sound
a washer fitting around the end of a rivet
a blank punched out of sheet metal
short for buhrstone
a mass of hard siliceous rock surrounded by softer rock
Aaron. 1756–1836, US vice-president (1800–04), who fled after killing a political rival in a duel and plotted to create an independent empire in the western US; acquitted (1807) of treason
bur also burr
A type of pseudocarp in which the outer surface possesses hooks or barbs. Burs become caught in the feathers or hair of animals, which then carry them away to disperse the seeds.
Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport
Myanmar (international vehicle ID)
a tortilla folded over a filling, as of ground beef, grated cheese, or refried beans. Contemporary Examples No Cash for You, Kentucky Paul Begala February 14, 2011 Can This Taco Save America? Daniel Gross March 11, 2013 The NRA’s Twisted List for Santa John Feinblatt December 22, 2014 Chipotle’s New Vegan Burrito: Meh Winston Ross […]
a small donkey, especially one used as a pack animal in the southwestern U.S. any donkey. Historical Examples The Pony Rider Boys in New Mexico Frank Gee Patchin Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie The Light of Western Stars Zane Grey David Lannarck, Midget George S. […]
a succulent Mexican plant, Sedum morganianum, of the stonecrop family, bearing small, rose-colored flowers and long, hanging, nearly cylindrical stems with closely packed whitish-green leaves.
a hole or tunnel in the ground made by a rabbit, fox, or similar animal for habitation and refuge. a place of retreat; shelter or refuge. to make a hole or passage in, into, or under something. to lodge in a burrow. to hide. to proceed by or as if by digging. to put a […]