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Definition of nosed

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

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Recent Examples on the Web DeAngelo Bell is one of the top athletes in the area as a standout cornerback on the football team and a hard-nosed player who adds to the Tigers’ toughness. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Warrensville Heights, Ramelle Arnold driven by district ending: 2019 preseason basketball tour," 9 Nov. 2019 The hard-nosed mother of three founded one of the cornerstones of what has become an $887 billion industry in the United States. Doug Schnitzspahn, Outside Online, "Remembering Gert Boyle, the Legend Behind Columbia," 6 Nov. 2019 Joseph was a hard-nosed player who expects a high work ethic but gives his players license to express themselves. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kiwi coaches to the fore in Rugby World Cup quarterfinals," 15 Oct. 2019 If Spence has any glaring weaknesses, the hard-nosed Porter’s swarming style could expose them. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter is an appetizer to a main course that may never get served," 26 Sep. 2019 Some of the acting was aces — Mark O’Brien was jittery excellence as Jimmy the rat, Catherine Wolf was the hard-nosed mother-in-law and mother, and Bacon ultimately made his Jackie Rohr roar — but the story needed at least another hour in the oven. Matthew Gilbert,, "The best and worst of TV this summer," 22 Aug. 2019 The woman responsible for turning that progress at club level into success for the national team is a hard-nosed former defender named Corinne Diacre. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Soccer Team Built to Beat the U.S.," 26 June 2019 Dezenhall’s hard-nosed reputation fit the blame-the-victim strategy advocated by Purdue’s then-president, Richard Sackler. David Armstrong, ProPublica, "Inside Purdue Pharma’s Media Playbook: How It Planted the Opioid “Anti-Story”," 19 Nov. 2019 Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops said his team displayed its hard-nosed identity in a dominating win over Vanderbilt. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "A never-give-up mentality has Kentucky football on the verge of bowl eligibility yet again," 17 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nosed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nosed.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of nosed

: having a nose of a specified kind

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