round·er | \ˈrau̇n-dər \

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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This is believed to be the first FA visit for the former #49ers first-rounder. Amos Morale Iii,, "Eric Reid, former 49ers, LSU safety, to visit the Cincinnati Bengals: report," 9 Apr. 2018 The Sixers acquired the 24-year-old on Feb. 23, 2017 from the Dallas Mavericks along with Andrew Bogut, a 2017 second-round pick and a 2020 second-rounder in exchange for Nerlens Noel. Keith Pompey,, "Sixers' Justin Anderson has leg surgery to deal with recurring shin splints," 29 June 2018 The Saints paid a steep price -- two first-round picks and a fifth-rounder - to select Davenport. Jeff Duncan,, "Saints' draft class is about depth, development and Marcus Davenport," 28 Apr. 2018 The chance to draft a quarterback can make GMs do impulsive things — Exhibit A is Pace trading two third-round picks and a fourth-rounder to the 49ers last year to move up one spot to draft Mitch Trubisky. David Haugh,, "If Browns take Baker Mayfield at No. 1, Bears could find themselves in ideal spot at No. 8," 26 Apr. 2018 Giving up a future first-round pick and maybe a second or third-rounder in the current year, to draft a quarterback who ultimately flops? Kent Somers, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals' General Manager Steve Keim's NFL drafts haven't always been 'Keim Time'," 20 Apr. 2018 On Tuesday, the NFC West champions acquired receiver Brandin Cooks from the New England Patriots for this year's first-round pick plus a sixth rounder. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Rams land WR Brandin Cooks in trade with Patriots, ending pursuit of Odell Beckham Jr.," 3 Apr. 2018 So if a team takes Alexander in, say, the third round, then their slotted third-rounder next year is vacated, which is usually enough to get teams to stay away from taking anyone. Albert Breer,, "How a Soldier’s Story Helped Dan Quinn Build the Falcons," 2 July 2018 Explanation: As penance for the Tomas Tatar deal, Vegas sends its first-rounder to Detroit, who pairs a Canadian forward with their American defenseman taken at No. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Final NHL mock draft: Major changes in top 10; Coyotes could land Brady Tkachuk," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of rounder

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a boxing match lasting a specified number of rounds

rounders : a game that is played with a ball and bat and that is like baseball

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