bullnose

[ bool-nohz ]
/ ˈbʊlˌnoʊz /

noun

Also bull's nose. Architecture.
  1. a rounded or obtuse exterior angle, as the corner made by two walls.
  2. a structural member, as a brick, used in forming such an angle.
Also called bullnose step . a step having semicircular or quadrantal ends.

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Origin of bullnose

First recorded in 1835–45; bull1 + nose

Definition for bullnose (2 of 2)

bull nose

noun

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.

Origin of bull nose

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for bullnose

bull nose

noun

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