from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A style of handwriting in which the letters are rounded and full rather than angular.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a style of penmanship in which the letters are formed in nearly an upright position, and each separately distinct; -- distinguished from running hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A style of penmanship in which the letters are round and full.
- n. A style of bowling in cricket in which the arm is brought round horizontally. See round-arm. Imp. Dict.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a clearly written style of longhand with large round curves
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Maigret was busy with an unglamorous but nevertheless useful task: pressing the pen firmly on the paper, in his big round hand he was summarising the various pieces of information about the gang of Poles obtained by means of police traps during the past fortnight.
Irish round hand is closely akin to the half-uncial character of fifth and sixth century Latin writings found on the Continent.