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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Alabama, of course, sent tight end Irv Smith to the NFL as a second-round pick last year and O.J. Howard as a first-rounder in 2017. Josh Bean |,, "Could 5-star twin towers play together at Alabama or Auburn?," 8 July 2019 Forwards Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, first-rounders from 2017, have N.H.L. experience. Allan Kreda, New York Times, "A Glimpse at the Future Excites the Rangers," 28 June 2019 Last year, the Panthers selected Russian winger Grigori Denisenko with its first-rounder (15th overall). Wells Dusenbury,, "Florida Panthers select goalie Spencer Knight with 13th pick in NHL draft," 22 June 2019 Long projected as a mid-first rounder on the first day of the MLB Draft, the University of Florida signee was selected in the third round Tuesday at No. J.c. Carnahan,, "Matt Allan, Drew Mendoza selected in third round of MLB Draft," 4 June 2019 Caldwell was easily considered one of America’s best all-rounders. Andrew Bisharat, National Geographic, "How this elite climber keeps finding new heights to explore," 27 Mar. 2019 More young talent arrived in 2015, with three first-rounders and future NHLers Alex Iafallo and Brandon Tanev on invites. Matt Porter,, "Bruins will get an up-close look at draft class this week," 24 June 2019 Griffin then turned Anthony Davis into more first-rounders. Andrew Lopez,, "Why the New Orleans Pelicans’ first round was like no other," 22 June 2019 Now the 66-year-old coach who is making the NBA leap after four decades at lower levels is going to attempt the same approach in Cleveland, pairing last year’s first-rounder Collin Sexton with Garland. Chris Fedor,, "John Beilein doesn’t care who gets point guard label and other takeways from Cavaliers post-draft press conference," 21 June 2019

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

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