rounder

noun
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

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His current average draft position (ADP) is a fourth rounder (38th overall). Eddie Brown, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fantasy Football 2018: Baltimore Ravens Preview," 27 June 2018 In terms of first rounders, the 2016 starters had five, 2011 had four and 1992 had four. Michael Casagrande, AL.com, "How 2016 Alabama defense compares with program's best in NFL draft," 1 May 2018 Three years later, it was paraded again with a rounder, more blunt nose cone. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "North Korea Paraded New Missiles, and They're a Big Deal," 17 Apr. 2017 So if a team picks, say, Beal in the fourth round, their fourth-rounder next year is gone. Albert Breer, SI.com, "What Actually Happens During the NFL’s ‘Dead Period’? More Than You Think," 21 June 2018 The Saints traded picks 27, 147 and a first-rounder next year to Green Bay to select Davenport at No. 14. Amos Morale Iii, NOLA.com, "Hear what 1st-round draft pick Marcus Davenport said about becoming a Saint," 26 Apr. 2018 Tight end Julius Thomas whispered through a 388-yard, three-touchdown season, and he has been replaced in the lineup by second-rounder Mike Gesicki, a combination of round and position that has yet to produce even a 700-yard rookie season once. Dave Hyde, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hyde5: More, uh, motivation as Dolphins RBs, WRs, rated 31st," 12 July 2018 Hackenberg's heretofore failure is emblematic of what a crapshoot drafting quarterbacks can be — and second rounders in the 21st Century are an especially fascinating sample given their range of accomplishments (and lack thereof). Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Ranking NFL's second-round QBs since 2000: Is Christian Hackenberg biggest bust?," 14 June 2018 According to several mock draft boards the SEC could have first-rounders from as many as nine schools. Kristie Rieken, The Seattle Times, "As many as 9 SEC schools could have 1st-round draft picks," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of rounder

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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rounder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rounder

: a boxing match lasting a specified number of rounds
British : a game that is played with a ball and bat and that is like baseball

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