burin (plural burins)

  1. A chisel with a sharp point, used for engraving; a graver.
    • 2006, Stefan Zweig, Chess, translated by Anthea Bell, London: Penguin,
      I kept staring at the same wallpaper on the same wall; I stared at it so often that every line of its zigzag pattern has etched itself on the innermost folds of my brain as if with an engraver’s burin.
  2. A prehistoric flint tool
  • Italian: bulino
  • Russian: резе́ц гравёра

Proper noun
  1. A town in Newfoundland and Labrador

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