all-round·​er ˈȯl-ˈrau̇n-dər How to pronounce all-rounder (audio)
: one having many skills or uses

Examples of all-rounder in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-rounder was in 1864

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“All-rounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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