Share this entry

Indian burn Syllabification: In·di·an burn

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of Indian burn in English:

noun

informal
An act of placing both hands on a person’s arm and then twisting it with a wringing motion to produce a burning sensation.
Example sentences
  • It took me a while to figure out what exactly that mark was, it looked like those Indian burns that kids give each other.
  • I've invented arm braces that protect your most vulnerable areas - your arms - from Indian burns.
  • Leo, sitting next to me, suddenly grabbed my arm and pointed at bruises that were in a pattern of Indian burns along with large ovals.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources