: having a nose especially of a specified kind
usually used in combination
snub-nosed

Examples of nosed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the 3 retained some of the blunt nosed style of the Polestar 2 and its Volvo predecessors, the 4 is the first production model from the brand to start rolling out the sharper look that debuted on the Precept concept a few years ago and will be coming to other future models. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2023 And also trying to be kind of hard nosed at the same time. Paddy O'Connell, Outside Online, 3 Mar. 2023 About 50 times a day these sleek, long-nosed javelins shoot across the baking-hot deserts of Saudi Arabia, reaching speeds of up to 300 kph (186 mph) carrying pilgrims and other passengers. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 30 Mar. 2023 The warming temperatures have also become a growing concern for the Mexican long-nosed bat, a key pollinator species for the agave plant. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Mar. 2023 But shearwaters, as well as petrels and albatrosses, are part of a class known as tube-nosed seabirds, with tubular nostrils and an excellent senses of smell. Matthew Savoca, The Conversation, 21 Mar. 2023 More interesting, and more popular, was the squishy-nosed Grand Am available as a coupe or sedan. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 30 Mar. 2023 March brings out the best in the tough-nosed Jersey guard, who seems to relish the opportunity and pressure of playing in the NCAA Tournament. John Talty | Jtalty@al.com, al, 19 Mar. 2023 Now it’s been turned over to Moore, who wants to sustain Harvard’s success, but with tough-nosed defense. Ethan Fuller, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nosed was in the 15th century

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“Nosed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nosed. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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