\ˈnōzd \

Definition of nosed 

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

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In the run-up to the summit both nations engaged in hard-nosed negotiation, with Trump publically calling off the meeting in an effort to push Kim to agree to nuclear concessions. Zeke Miller And Matthew Lee, Fox News, "Pompeo asked by Trump to delay visit to North Korea," 25 Aug. 2018 The winner in the clubhouse, by most accounts, appeared to be pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., who donned a Hakeem Olajuwon jersey from the needle-nosed rocket pinstriped era of the late 1990s. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Astros wear Rockets attire on plane ride to Anaheim," 14 May 2018 Photo: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg News Allowing Randgold’s management to apply its development expertise and hard-nosed efficiency to Barrick could bring benefits, whatever the gold price does. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Barrick Gold May Need to Polish Up Its Offer for Randgold," 24 Sep. 2018 Injured center DeMarcus Cousins was supposed to provide the toughness that's required in hard-nosed playoff battles like the Pelicans have had through three games against Golden State. William Guillory,, "Rajon Rondo turns back the clock with throwback performance in Game 3 win," 5 May 2018 Donnie Ernsberger, 6-3, 255, TE, Western Michigan: Donnie Ernsberger emerged the last two seasons as a hard-nosed blocking and receiving tight end. Elton Alexander,, "NFL Draft 2018: Nine MAC players on the radar for upcoming draft," 18 Apr. 2018 Making It Fit Short hoods are still an issue, but Mercedes has a few tricks to shorten the M256 enough to cram it inside today's snub-nosed cars. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Straight From the Grave: An Iconic Engine Design Makes a Comeback," 21 Aug. 2018 Asked what family would be watching, Hardy pointed to his boxing coach from American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla., Billy Padden, a snub-nosed two-time collegiate champion steeled in the Philadelphia brand of boxing. Robert Klemko,, "Greg Hardy, the UFC and the Limits of the Second Chance," 25 June 2018 The Texans like Jackson's tackling, blitzing skills and hard-nosed style. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' Kareem Jackson on move to safety: 'I like it'," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of nosed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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: having a nose of a specified kind

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