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[n] small bit used in dentistry or surgery
[n] rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
[n] rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
[n] 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)
[n] seed vessel having hooks or prickles
[v] remove the burrs from


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Misc. Definitions

\Burr\, n. [See {Bur}.] (Bot.)
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. --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. [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, Northumberland, or Tweedside, burr.
7. The knot at the bottom of an antler. See {Bur}, n.,
\Burr\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Burred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burring}.] To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur. --Mrs. Browning.

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