Synonyms for burr


1. bur, burr, pericarp, seed vessel
usage: seed vessel having hooks or prickles
2. burr, projection
usage: rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
3. Burr, Aaron Burr
usage: 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)
4. burr, power tool
usage: rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
5. bur, burr, bit
usage: small bit used in dentistry or surgery


1. bur, burr, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove the burrs from
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