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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Recent Examples on the Web There will be competition, certainly, and Duke fifth-rounder Michael Carter II likely will push Guidry. J.p. Pelzman, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Heading into his third season, the 2019 sixth-rounder has passed for 5,530 yards, 37 TDs and 11 INTs (93.1 passer rating) in 23 games for the Jags. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 25 May 2021 That’s all great to hear, especially coming from the 2020 first-rounder responsible for anchoring the unit. Omar Kelly,, 20 May 2021 Guard Jaylon Moore, a fifth-rounder, started all 32 games in his three season. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 May 2021 Eric DeCosta, Newsome’s successor, dealt fourth-round pick Kenny Young and a future fifth-rounder to the Los Angeles Rams for All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters. Jonas Shaffer,, 29 Apr. 2021 The last first-rounder was Bridgewater’s Marc Colombo in 2002., 20 Apr. 2021 Making matters worse, Dallas opted to sign Eagles 2019 fifth-rounder Clayton Thorson to the practice squad instead, ending White’s short career with the Cowboys. John Owning, Dallas News, 1 Mar. 2021 But first, the British all-rounder unleashes The Third Chimpanzee EP, a five-track soundscape of industrial groans, beats, dark layered synths, and precisely no vocals. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 29 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of rounder

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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