bull nose

  1. Veterinary Pathology. a disease of swine caused by bacterial infection of the tissues of the snout causing gross malformation and frequently serious blocking of the nasal passages.
  2. bullnose.

Origin of bull nose

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

bull's nose

Origin of bull's nose

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for bull nose

bull nose

  1. Also called: atrophic rhinitis a disease of pigs resulting in deformity of the nose, caused by infection with the bacterium Bordatella bronchiseptica
  2. a rounded edge of a brick, step, etc
  3. a rounded exterior angle, as where two walls meet
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