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  Definition of Burr
  1. small bit used in dentistry or surgery
  2. rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
  3. rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
  4. 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)
  5. seed vessel having hooks or prickles
  6. remove the burrs from
Similar Words: bur, Burr, Aaron Burr

 

Hyponyms: spanish needles, beggar-ticks

 

Part Meronyms: dentist's drill, burr drill

 

Derivational Morphology: bur

 

 
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