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Webster 1913 Edition


Burin

Bu′rin

,
Noun.
[F.
burin
, cf. It.
burino
,
bulino
; prob. from OHG.
bora
borer,
borōn
to bore, G.
bohren
. See 1st
Bore
.]
1.
The cutting tool of an engraver on metal, used in line engraving. It is made of tempered steel, one end being ground off obliquely so as to produce a sharp point, and the other end inserted in a handle; a graver; also, the similarly shaped tool used by workers in marble.
2.
The manner or style of execution of an engraver;
as, a soft
burin
; a brilliant
burin
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Burin

BU'RIN

,
Noun.
A graver; an instrument for engraving.

Definition 2021


Burin

Burin

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English

Proper noun

Burin

  1. A town in Newfoundland and Labrador

French

Proper noun

Burin

  1. The constellation Caelum.

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German

Noun

Burin f (genitive Burin, plural Burinnen, masculine Bure)

  1. female Boer

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burin

burin

See also: Burin

English

A burin (chisel) consisting of the handle, shaft, cutting tip and face.
burin on a blade

Noun

burin (plural burins)

  1. A chisel with a sharp point, used for engraving; a graver.
    • 2006, Stefan Zweig, Chess, translated by Anthea Bell, London: Penguin,
      I kept staring at the same wallpaper on the same wall; I stared at it so often that every line of its zigzag pattern has etched itself on the innermost folds of my brain as if with an engraver’s burin.
  2. A prehistoric flint tool.

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French

Noun

burin m (plural burins)

  1. chisel or another similar tool

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