burnisher

[ bur-ni-sher ]
/ ˈbɜr nɪ ʃər /

noun

a person who burnishes.
a tool, usually with a smooth, slightly convex head, used for polishing, as in dentistry.

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Origin of burnisher

First recorded in 1400–50, burnisher is from the late Middle English word burnessher.See burnish, -er2
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Medical definitions for burnisher

burnisher
[ bûrnə-shər ]

n.

An instrument for smoothing and polishing the surface or edge of a dental restoration.
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