nosing

noun

nos·​ing ˈnō-ziŋ How to pronounce nosing (audio)
: the usually rounded edge of a stair tread that projects over the riser
also : a similar rounded projection

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Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nosing was in 1773

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“Nosing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nosing. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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