variants or roundnosed
: 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

Word History


round entry 2 + nose or nosed

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roundnose was in 1611

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“Roundnose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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