buhr

[ bur ]
/ bɜr /

noun

Definition for buhr (2 of 2)

burr

4

or buhr

[ bur ]
/ bɜr /

noun

Origin of burr

4
1250–1300; Middle English burre, probably so called from its roughness
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British Dictionary definitions for buhr (1 of 5)

Burr

/ (bɜː) /

noun

Aaron . 1756–1836, US vice-president (1800–04), who fled after killing a political rival in a duel and plotted to create an independent empire in the western US; acquitted (1807) of treason

British Dictionary definitions for buhr (2 of 5)

burr

1
/ (bɜː) /

noun

noun, verb

a variant spelling of bur

verb (tr)

to form a rough edge on (a workpiece)
to remove burrs from (a workpiece) by grinding, filing, etc; deburr

Word Origin for burr

C14: variant of bur

British Dictionary definitions for buhr (3 of 5)

burr

2
/ (bɜː) /

noun

phonetics an articulation of (r) characteristic of certain English dialects, esp the uvular fricative trill of Northumberland or the retroflex r of the West of England
a whirring sound

verb

to pronounce (words) with a burr
to make a whirring sound

Word Origin for burr

C18: either special use of bur (in the sense: rough sound) or of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for buhr (4 of 5)

burr

3

bur

/ (bɜː) /

noun

a washer fitting around the end of a rivet
a blank punched out of sheet metal

Word Origin for burr

C16 (in the sense: broad ring on a spear): variant of burrow (in obsolete sense: borough)

British Dictionary definitions for buhr (5 of 5)

burr

4

buhr or bur

/ (bɜː) /

noun

short for buhrstone
a mass of hard siliceous rock surrounded by softer rock

Word Origin for burr

C18: probably from bur, from its qualities of roughness
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Medicine definitions for buhr

burr

[ bûr ]

n.

Variant ofbur
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