burin

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noun bu·rin \ˈbyu̇r-ən, ˈbər-\

Definition of burin

  1. 1 :  an engraver's steel cutting tool having the blade ground obliquely to a sharp point

  2. 2 :  a prehistoric flint tool with a beveled point

Origin and Etymology of burin

French


First Known Use: 1662


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