Definition of burr
- a burr in the throat
a tool that can cut through steel leaving a smooth edge and no burrs
heard the burr of a distant engine
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the pitch burred past the batter's ear
: a rough covering of a nut or seed
: a rough area on a piece of metal that is left after the metal is cut
: a strong way of pronouncing r that is used by some speakers of English especially in northern England and in Scotland
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