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a. A steel cutting tool with a sharp beveled point, used in engraving or carving stone.
b. A stone tool with a chisellike head. Also called graver.
2. The style or technique of an engraver's work.
[French, probably from obsolete Italian burino, of Germanic origin.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Tools) a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp lozenge-shaped point, used for engraving furrows in metal, wood, or marble
2. (Art Terms) an engraver's individual style
3. (Archaeology) archaeol a prehistoric flint tool with a very small transverse edge
[C17: from French, perhaps from Italian burino, of Germanic origin: compare Old High German boro auger; see bore1]
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bu•rin(ˈbyʊər ɪn, ˈbɜr-)
1. a tempered steel tool with a lozenge-shaped point and a rounded handle, used for engraving metal and marble.
2. a prehistoric pointed or chisellike flint tool.
[1655–65; < French < Italian burino (now bulino) graving tool]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. A short steel engraving tool, usually lozenge-shaped in section, cut obliquely to a point. The round handle is pushed by the palm while the fingers guide the point.
2. A prehistoric flint tool like a chisel.
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