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1. A rough edge or area remaining on material, such as metal, after it has been cast, cut, or drilled.
2. Variant of bur1.
tr.v. burred, burr·ing, burrs
1. To form a burr on.
2. To remove burrs from.
[Variant of bur.]
burr 2also bur (bûr)
1. A trilling of the letter r, usually made with the tip of the tongue and characteristic of Scottish speech.
2. A buzzing or whirring sound.
v. burred, burr·ing, burrs also burs
To pronounce with a burr.
1. To speak with a burr.
2. To make a buzzing or whirring sound.
burr 3also bur (bûr)
A washer that fits around the smaller end of a rivet.
[Middle English burre, ring, disk, alteration of burwhe, circle, disk.]
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|Adj.||1.||burred - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"|
barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, setaceous, setose, burry, prickly, barbed, spiny, thorny, bristly
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
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