Definition of bullnose in English:


Syllabification: bull·nose
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝olˌnōz


(also bullnosed) [attributive]
  • 1(Of the edge of a surface) rounded.
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    • This table has a red cherry finish and bullnose edge.
    • You can use a custom made bullnose edge, a polished square edge, wood trim, a complementary ceramic rail or cap, or a manufactured metal profile made for tile installations.
    • The slab already has a bullnosed edge on the front.
  • 1.1(Of a surface or object) having a rounded edge or edges: a bullnose tile
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    • In fact, every feature in this home is finely finished, right down to the smallest detail; even the edge of the floor that leads onto the staircase has a bullnose trim.
    • I didn't remember much except her being tall with big brown eyes, and there were scones and red jam for afternoon tea in a big grey house with a bullnose verandah.
    • A bullnose shape was used for the wainscoat and arches over the windows have a jack brick arch.


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  • A rounded edge on a surface or object.
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    • A variety of edge details are also available, from the familiar old square edge, to a 3/4 ‘radius bullnose, to the one-piece molded drip edge frequently carried by do-it-yourself stores.’
    • A material that resembled the larger granite on the original structure was used, and a bullnose was added to replicate the original ‘strong base.’

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