rounder

noun round·er \ ˈrau̇n-dər \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

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 1draft 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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First Known Use of rounder

1828

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of rounder for English Language Learners

  • : 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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