burin

noun
bu·​rin | \ ˈbyu̇r-ən How to pronounce burin (audio) , ˈbər- How to pronounce burin (audio) \

Definition of burin

1 : an engraver's steel cutting tool having the blade ground obliquely to a sharp point
2 : a prehistoric flint tool with a beveled point

Examples of burin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the past 50 years or so, an artist like Frankenthaler will have a radical idea that simple techniques and tools like a burin and a little press won’t realize. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 10 Feb. 2022

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First Known Use of burin

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for burin

French

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“Burin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burin. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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