burnisher

[bur-ni-sher]
noun
1.
a person who burnishes.
2.
a tool, usually with a smooth, slightly convex head, used for polishing, as in dentistry.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English burnessher. See burnish, -er2

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burnish (ˈbɜːnɪʃ)
 
vb
1.  to make or become shiny or smooth by friction; polish
 
n
2.  a shiny finish; lustre
 
[C14 burnischen, from Old French brunir to make brown, from brunbrown]
 
'burnishable
 
adj
 
'burnisher
 
n

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burnisher bur·nish·er (bûr'nə-shər)
n.
An instrument for smoothing and polishing the surface or edge of a dental restoration.

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Burnishing is performed using what is called a high speed burnisher or buffer.
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