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bu·rin

 (byo͝or′ĭn, bûr′-)
n.
1.
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.]

burin

(ˈbjʊərɪn)
n
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]

bu•rin

(ˈbyʊər ɪn, ˈbɜr-)

n.
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]

burin

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burin - a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp pointburin - a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving
chisel - an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
Translations

burin

n (Art) → Stichel m
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Up until the late 90s, metal engravers were earning their livelihoods in Darra Adam Khel decorating handmade guns, but the craft is now practiced by a dozen or so people who hammer burins into the barrels, butts and bodies of firearms.
Most of the other classic 'Upper Paleolithic' tools--endscrapers, burins, perforators-are made on flints--especially type A--, while continuously retouched pieces are more evenly divided between flints and non-flints in all the Initial Magdalenian levels.
Examples of some of the tools he used, such as brushes, pens, chalks, inks, needles, burins and handmade papers, will be on view.