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

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 20 Jun. 2021.

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