Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rounded edge, corner, or projection, as on a stairstep or paving stone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. rounded ceramic trim, especially in masonry and ceramic tile

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An overgrown hard clam or quahaug, Mercenaria, too coarse for use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small carpenter's plane with the cutting edge near the front

Etymologies

bull +‎ nose (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Unfortunately, it soon became clear that we did not have the "bullnose" tiles (with one rounded edge) needed for some outside corners.

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  • A fabricator can create a bullnose, ogee, or other premium edge for an extra 10 to 15 percent.

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  • The only shipment that came very rapidly was the plain tile and bullnose, mudcaps etc. - the termination pieces. jennifer rose

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  • I think you are better off just grouting that joint to round rather than buying bullnose.

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  • Mexicans have the skills and products to make the round edge without the big expense of using bullnose or other very expensive tile pieces.

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  • Indoor: discussion in tepid security of unsolved historical and criminal problems: lecture of unexpurgated exotic erotic masterpieces: house carpentry with toolbox containing hammer, awl nails, screws, tintacks, gimlet, tweezers, bullnose plane and turnscrew.

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  • Her father had done decorative routing along the edge of each panel — a little groove half an inch from the edge than ran from ceiling to floor — and had given each shelf and side panel a thick bullnose.

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  • The carefully crafted bullnose shelving proved to have a lip; when she used the lip as a drawer pull, the entire shelf moved smoothly out.

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  • When she looked carefully at the design, she realized that those two elements — groove and bullnose — would give someone moving pieces a handhold while hiding any wear from sliding pieces, in the same fashion that the spines of her books had been designed to overlap and conceal their hidden workings.

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  • Last spring, Danni had hired the top builder in Tulsa to renovate this vintage house on a split lot, with impeccable attention to details like copper awnings, custom stonework, and real plaster walls with bullnose moldings.

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