Meaning of burin


Pronunciation: (byoor'in, bûr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a tempered steel rod, with a lozenge-shaped point and a rounded handle, used for engraving furrows in metal.
  2. a similar tool used by marble workers.
  3. a prehistoric pointed or chisellike flint tool.
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