- a tempered steel rod, with a lozenge-shaped point and a rounded handle, used for engraving furrows in metal.
- a similar tool used by marble workers.
- a prehistoric pointed or chisellike flint tool.
Origin of burin
Examples from the Web for burin
Contemporary Examples of burin
Meanwhile, residents of Bracha settlement attacked Burin village, throwing Molotov cocktails at Bashir al-Zein's home.Report: Israel Finds Tunnels Under West Bank Wall
June 14, 2013
Historical Examples of burin
Rembrandt's general use of the burin has been widely accepted.Rembrandt's Etching Technique: An Example
Towards the close of his life Audran laid by the burin for the pen.Engraving: Its Origin, Processes, and History
Burin was a pretty spot, and I saw it better on my return when there was no fog.Sport in Vancouver and Newfoundland
Aretino is an improvvisatore, clever with the pen he uses like a burin.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature
John Addington Symonds
She learned to handle the burin, and succeeded in this as in every thing else.History of the Girondists, Volume I
Alphonse de Lamartine
- a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp lozenge-shaped point, used for engraving furrows in metal, wood, or marble
- an engraver's individual style
- archaeol a prehistoric flint tool with a very small transverse edge
Word Origin for burin
engraver's tool, 1660s, from French burin, cognate with Italian bolino, Spanish buril, perhaps from Old High German bora "tool for boring" (see bore (v.)).