ETYM French burin, cf. Italian burino, bulino; prob. from Old High Germ. bora borer, borôn to bore, German bohren. Related to Bore.
1. An engraver's steel cutting tool having the blade ground obliquely to a sharp point.
2. A prehistoric flint tool with a beveled point.
3. A chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving.
4. Engraver's tool; graver.