Definition of Burr drill

1. Noun. A high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth.

Exact synonyms: Dentist's Drill
Terms within: Bur, Burr
Generic synonyms: Drill



Lexicographical Neighbors of Burr Drill

burpee
burpees
burpin'
burping
burps
burqa
burqaed
burqas
burqini
burqinis
burqua
burquas
burr
burr-headed
burr cell
burr drill (current term)
burr marigold
burr oak
burra-khana
burrata
burrawong
burred
burrel
burrel fly
burrel shot
burrell
burrells
burrels
burrer
burrers

Literary usage of Burr drill

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"In case the orifice becomes small, we may ream it out with a barrel burr drill after an application of cocaine and adrenalin. The opening in the canine ..."

2. Technique of Operations on the Bones, Joints, Muscles and Tendons by Robert Soutter (1917)
"When the abscess is very great and the bone involvement is large a number of good sized holes should be made with a burr drill or a curved gouge on both ..."

3. The Principles and practice of dental surgery by Chapin Aaron Harris (1858)
"Some handles have only a simple socket for the reception of a burr-drill, but the one with a spring is preferable. This may not only be used for holding ..."

4. Diseases of the Nose by Clinton Wagner (1884)
"A cross-cut burr drill was then constructed, the cutting being rather coarse to diminish the liability to clog ; the cross-cutting being also for the same ..."

5. A Dictionary of medical terminology, dental surgery, and the collateral sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris, Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas (1882)
"An appliance designed to accompany the dental engine for the purpose- of keeping the disk or burr-drill wet; a sponge is also attached to it for the purpose ..."

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