variants: or roundnosed \ ˈ⸗¦⸗ \

Definition of roundnose

: having a round or rounded nose : rounded on corners or edges specifically : having a cutting edge rounded to increase tool life a roundnose turning tool or to make a curving or gouging cut a roundnose chisel : having the working end rounded roundnose pliers

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First Known Use of roundnose

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roundnose

round entry 2 + nose or nosed

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“Roundnose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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