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Definition 1: rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting - [noun denoting artifact]

(burr is a kind of ...) any structure that branches out from a central support

Definition 2: rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece - [noun denoting artifact]

(burr is a kind of ...) a tool driven by a motor

Definition 3: small bit used in dentistry or surgery - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for burr in the sense of this definition

(burr is a kind of ...) the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press

"he looked around for the right size bit"

(... is part of burr) a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth

Definition 4: United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for burr in the sense of this definition

(burr is an instance of ...) a person active in party politics

Definition 5: seed vessel having hooks or prickles - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for burr in the sense of this definition

(burr is a kind of ...) the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary

(... is a kind of burr ) the seed of bur marigolds

Definition 6: remove the burrs from - [verb of change]

Synonyms for burr in the sense of this definition

(burr is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

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