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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The Brewers already have plenty of outfield depth at all levels of their system, including former first-rounders Trent Grisham and Corey Ray at Class AA Biloxi. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Second-round draft pick Joe Gray signs with the Brewers," 22 June 2018 If those guards could be first-rounders primarily because of their defensive abilities — and that’s how Vinokurov sees them — then Brunson’s performances against them should carry extra weight. Mike Jensen,, "Scouting Jalen Brunson, and upgrading him for the draft," 14 June 2018 Since 2002, only two Marlins first-rounders (Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich) accumulated more than two wins above replacement, according to Baseball-Reference. Matthew Defranks,, "Clayton Richard dominates Marlins as Miami loses ninth of last 12," 10 June 2018 The Marlins have gone rogue with their first-round picks in a couple of recent drafts, taking players that weren’t projected first-rounders in mock drafts. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Hitter or pitcher? Who Marlins take with 13th pick in Monday's draft is anyone's guess.," 3 June 2018 Stewart leaves game in Norfolk Former first-rounder DJ Stewart left Saturday night’s game with Triple-A Norfolk with hamstring tightness. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles notes: Trumbo slated for possible Monday return," 27 May 2018 That's six out of 23 recruits as first-rounders, a 26 percent conversion rate. Doug Lesmerises,, "Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class may have produced the most first-round NFL Draft picks ever," 4 May 2018 The deadline to pick up the option for 2015 first-rounders is May 3, but the Saints made the move earlier. Josh Katzenstein,, "Saints pick up Andrus Peat's 5th-year option on rookie contract," 13 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, Davis and Burroughs were first-rounders who never lived up to expectations. Jeff Sanders,, "Six Padres prospects listed in Baseball America's new top-100," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of rounder

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of rounder

: 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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