Meaning of BURR in English

■ noun

1》 a whirring sound.

↘a rough pronunciation of the letter r , as in some regional accents.

2》 (also bur ) a rough edge left on a metal object by the action of a tool.

3》 (also bur ) a small drill used in woodworking, dentistry, or surgery.

4》 a siliceous rock used for millstones.

↘a whetstone.

5》 (also bur ) a prickly seed case or flower head that clings to clothing and animal fur.

6》 (also bur ) [as modifier ] denoting wood containing a pattern of dense swirls in the grain.

7》 the coronet of a deer's antler.

■ verb

1》 make a whirring sound.

↘speak with a ~.

2》 form a rough edge on (metal).


ME: prob. of Scand. origin; the accent sense is prob. imitative.

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