rounder

noun

round·​er ˈrau̇n-dər How to pronounce rounder (audio)
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 Gaspar favored the longer, lighter-toned instruments made in the Stradivari model; Sibylle, the rounder, richer-toned instruments of Guarneri. Julie Orringer, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 My dining companion’s noodles are thinner and rounder. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for rounder 

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rounder was in 1828

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“Rounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rounder. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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