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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Keyser, passed over by every NHL team in multiple drafts, scored an invite to Black-and-Gold rookie camp in 2017, in part because of his fine season backstopping the OHL Oshawa team captained by Bruins first-rounder Jack Studnicka., "“The details of the game,” he said, elude him when it comes to goaltenders.," 17 Sep. 2019 Fellow 2018 first-rounder Victoria Vivians is progressing well from a knee injury suffered in Israel that forced her to miss the entire WNBA season. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Fever have young assets, hope to add No. 1 pick to accelerate rebuild," 16 Sep. 2019 That task was made tougher since Oakland will be without rookie safety Johnathan Abram, the hard-hitting first-rounder who underwent surgery for a shoulder injury suffered in the season-opening win. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "Live updates: Raiders fade, fall to Chiefs 28-10," 15 Sep. 2019 Now the 2017 first rounder needs to step up for a team that lost Chris Long to retirement. 4. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "2019 NFL season: 100 names to know as Week 1 kicks off," 8 Sep. 2019 Third-rounders are expected to be near-instant starters. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Around the AFC: Texans finally get blocking help for QB Deshaun Watson," 7 Sep. 2019 But on the field Latavius Murray is a capable fill-in, and New Orleans is counting on 2018 first-rounder Marcus Davenport and to step up in Okafor's place. Stephanie Stradley, Houston Chronicle, "Stephanie Stradley’s Texans-Saints Q&A with Tom Mantzouranis," 6 Sep. 2019 Murray appears to be the only quarterback drafted last April set to start in Week 1; fellow first-rounders Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins are slotted in as backups with the Giants and Redskins, respectively. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Why Detroit Lions can't take opposing rookie quarterback Kyler Murray for granted," 5 Sep. 2019 According to multiple reports, including ESPN, the Oklahoma City Thunder is trading Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, two first-round picks and the right to swap two more first-rounders. Jill Martin, CNN, "Reports: Oklahoma City trades Russell Westbrook to the Rockets for Chris Paul, draft picks," 12 July 2019

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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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