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What do we mean by burrs?Explain?

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freedomfreedom | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:27 AM via web

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What do we mean by burrs?

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hani8425 | Middle School Teacher | Honors

Posted July 16, 2010 at 3:49 AM (Answer #1)

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burr Noun
1. seed vessel having hooks or prickles
(synonym) bur
(hypernym) pericarp, seed vessel
(hyponym) spanish needles, beggar-ticks
(derivation) bur
2. rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
(hypernym) projection
3. rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
(hypernym) power tool
4. small bit used in dentistry or surgery
(synonym) bur
(hypernym) bit
(part-holonym) dentist's drill, burr drill
Verb
1. remove the burrs from
(synonym) bur
(hypernym) remove, take, take away, withdraw
(derivation) bur

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