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 (byo͝or′ĭn, bûr′-)
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.]


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]


(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]


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


n (Art) → Stichel m
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Meanwhile, settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement attacked Mohammad Najjar with stones while ploughing his land in Burin, south of Nablus, causing damage to his tractor.
According to Yesh Din, the couple were attempting to flee the village of Burin, near Nablus, amidst an Israeli raid on local premises, which included the use of tear gas grenades.
Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of tracking Israeli settlement expansion in the Northern West Bank, said about 15 Jewish settlers had stormed the Burin school in the West Bank city of Nablus, where they had assaulted students and vandalized teachers' cars, Daily Sabah reported.
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Authorities have detained 17 suspects at the special 11th Army Circle barracks in Bangkok but we released two of them," Colonel Burin Tongprapai, the junta's top legal advisor, told reporters on Thursday.
9 (Petra)--Jewish settlers on Wednesday attacked and burned Palestinian agricultural lands in Burin village, south of the West Bank city of Nablus.
Israeli troops also arrested yesterday night, children from the village of Burin, South of Nablus, QNA reported.
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In terms of putative diagnostic 'Badegoulian' artifacts, there is only one "raclette" in Level 118 and one burin on a lateral retouched truncation in Level 119.
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L'armee israelienne a evacue de force hier samedi dans l'apres-midi un campement de militants palestiniens installe pres du village palestinien de Burin, au sud de Naplouse, en Cisjordanie occupee, a constate l'AFP.