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burr

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burr/ˈbɚ/noun
pluralburrs
burr
/ˈbɚ/
noun
pluralburrs
Learner's definition of BURR  
[count]
alsobur
: a rough covering of a nut or seed
◊ Burrs often have small hooks that stick to clothing and fur.
: a rough area on a piece of metal that is left after the metal is cut
: a strong way of pronouncing r that is used by some speakers of English especially in northern England and in Scotland — usually singular

a burr in/under the saddle

US, informal
: someone or something that is a constant cause of trouble or annoyance
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