- a person who burnishes.
- a tool, usually with a smooth, slightly convex head, used for polishing, as in dentistry.
Origin of burnisher
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Examples from the Web for burnisher
Next, he rubbed it with emery paper, and finished it with a burnisher.The Tale of Timber Town
In a paroxysm of excitement, Mller stabbed himself with a burnisher.Engraving: Its Origin, Processes, and History
The effect produced by the application of a burnisher to edges.Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries
John Cotton Dana
When the work is dry, the gold can be brightened with a burnisher.The History, Theory, and Practice of Illuminating
M. Digby Wyatt
The surface is lastly polished with the burnisher, or is coloured in the usual manner at the stove.
- An instrument for smoothing and polishing the surface or edge of a dental restoration.
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