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 combinationa 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 Whether the Brewers would also including 2020 first-rounder Garrett Mitchell, an outfielder from UCLA who has yet to sign, remains to be seen. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Brewers have invited 45 players to camp at Miller Park but held off naming rest of the player pool," 29 June 2020 The Cowboys’ interest in the Lewisville native dates back to last season, when Dallas reportedly offered a first-rounder and Day 3 pick for the disgruntled star. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: What kind of impact would a do-it-all safety like Jamal Adams have in the Cowboys’ defense?," 22 June 2020 Native to North Africa, these more rounded almonds are distinguished by their rounder shape as well as their buttery quality. Dan Q. Dao, Saveur, "10 Essential Spanish Ingredients for Your Modern Spanish Pantry," 5 Dec. 2016 Their third-rounder, De La Salle High lefty Kyle Harrison, agreed to a $2.5 million bonus, more than three times the slot value. Henry Schulman,, "Giants Splash: MLB should send Nick Hundley, Gregor Blanco into talks with union," 17 June 2020 Typically, fifth-rounders, especially on the offensive line, don’t have a chance to sniff the field in Year 1, but Tyler Biadasz isn’t your typical fifth-rounder. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: How CeeDee Lamb, other Cowboys draftees can make an immediate 2020 impact," 8 June 2020 On March 16, Buffalo swapped four draft choices, including its 2020 first-rounder, to Minnesota for Stefon Diggs, who caught 165 passes for 2,151 yards and 15 touchdowns while posting 1,000-yard seasons in 2018 and 2019 for the Vikings. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Robert Foster, Duke Williams part of Bills’ improving wide-receiver corps," 7 June 2020 Six of the seven draftees were college players, including first-rounder Patrick Bailey, a catcher from North Carolina State. John Shea,, "Giants prepare to recruit undrafted players for $20,000 apiece," 12 June 2020 Auburn right-hander pitcher Tanner Burns is likely to be picked in the first round, and Mississippi State second baseman Justin Foscue could be a first-rounder, too. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Casey Mize headlines Alabama’s first-round history in MLB Draft," 9 June 2020

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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 16 Jul. 2020.

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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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