round·​er | \ ˈrau̇n-dər How to pronounce rounder (audio) \

Definition of rounder

1 rounders plural in form but singular in construction : a game of English origin that is played with ball and bat and that somewhat resembles baseball
2 : a dissolute person : wastrel
3 : one that rounds by hand or by machine
4 : a boxing match lasting a specified number of rounds usually used in combination a 10-rounder
5 sports : a player selected in a specified round of a draft (see draft entry 1 sense 9c) used in combination a first-rounder [=a player selected in the first round] The fourth running back drafted, this second-rounder leads all rookies with 562 rushing yards.— Jarrett Bell

Examples of rounder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Browns traded Baker Mayfield, their first overall pick in the 2018 draft, to Carolina for a conditional fifth-rounder. Nick Canepacolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 July 2022 The Sixers are less than two weeks away from finding out whether the Nets will take their first-round pick this year or defer it for the 2023 first-rounder instead. Bryan Toporek, Forbes, 19 May 2022 The Seahawks traded him to Kanas City for a first-rounder and a swap of some more picks. Matt Goul, cleveland, 22 Apr. 2022 The fourth-rounder is a lanky 5-11, 175 with excellent quickness and aggressiveness. Globe Staff,, 20 July 2022 Luke Travers -- the other second-rounder on the summer roster -- had three points, seven boards, two assists and a pair of steals. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 13 July 2022 The former Anaheim first-rounder has put together a potential Hall of Fame career. Tyler Small, Forbes, 28 June 2022 The second first-rounder drafted from Alabama in 1987, Farmer was among the four Crimson Tide players picked that year. Mark Inabinett |, al, 19 June 2022 The Panthers ended up with a second seventh-round pick as well after trading a seventh-rounder in 2023 to the Penguins in order to take center Liam Arnsby with No. 214. Francisco Rosa, Sun Sentinel, 8 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rounder

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2022

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“Rounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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