Associations to the word «Burr»


BURR, noun. A sharp, pointy object, such as a sliver or splinter.
BURR, noun. A bur; a seed pod with sharp features that stick in fur or clothing.
BURR, noun. A small piece of material left on an edge after a cutting operation.
BURR, noun. 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.
BURR, noun. A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the grip, to prevent the hand from slipping.
BURR, noun. The earlobe.
BURR, noun. The knot at the bottom of an antler.
BURR, noun. A rough humming sound.
BURR, noun. A rolled "r".
BURR, verb. (transitive) To pronounce with a rolled "r".
BURR, verb. (intransitive) To make a rough humming sound.
BURR, noun. (obsolete) A metal ring at the top of the hand-rest on a spear.
BURR, noun. (British) Alternative spelling of burl
BURR, proper noun. A surname​.
BURR MILLSTONE, noun. Burrstone
BURR MILLSTONES, noun. Plural of burr millstone
BURR OAK, noun. Alternative form of bur oak
BURR OAKS, noun. Plural of burr oak

Dictionary definition

BURR, noun. Seed vessel having hooks or prickles.
BURR, noun. Rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting.
BURR, noun. 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).
BURR, noun. Rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece.
BURR, noun. Small bit used in dentistry or surgery.
BURR, verb. Remove the burrs from.

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.