burr: Meaning and Definition of
- 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 washer placed at the head of a rivet.
- a blank punched out of a piece of sheet metal.
- 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.
- 1756–1836, vice president of the U.S. 1801–05.
- burr (Thesaurus)