Definition of bullnose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝olnōz/


(also bullnosed) [attributive]
1(Of the edge of a surface) rounded.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.


A rounded edge on a surface or object.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: bull·nose

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