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

Examples of burin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wires are cold-worked into the dial plate, and then shaped and finished using a burin. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 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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Word History



First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of burin was in 1662

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“Burin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burin. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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