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[yeer-round] /ˈyɪərˈraʊnd/
continuing, active, operating, etc., throughout the year:
a year-round vacation spot.
Also, year-around.
Origin of year-round
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In lowlands, it is occasionally found in year-round swamps with cypress, and in the hills on dry slopes with oaks and hickories.

    Forest Trees of Illinois Fuller George D.
  • Radio communication, vehicle driving, marksmanship, and many other subjects are sponsored at year-round classes in local areas.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • This involved raising several crops and a year-round effort of cultivation.

    Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  • Never once did they think of themselves and their indiscriminate, year-round slaughter as the "plague."

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Only the spruce and pine stood forth in their year-round habiliments of green.

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for year-round


open, in use, operating, etc, throughout the year
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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