- A prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1.
- The thin edge or ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal, as in turning, engraving, pressing, etc.; also, the rough neck left on a bullet in casting."The graver, in plowing furrows in the surface of the copper, raises corresponding ridges or burrs." [Tomlinson.]
- A thin flat piece of metal, formed from a sheet by punching; a small washer put on the end of a rivet before it is swaged down.
- A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to prevent the hand from slipping.
- The lobe or lap of the ear.
- A guttural pronounciation of the letter r, produced by trilling the extremity of the soft palate against the back part of the tongue; rotacism; -- often called the Newcastle burr Northumberland burr, or Tweedside burr.
Etymology: Probably of imitative origin
- The knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur (n.), 8.
Etymology: See Bur