nosing

[ noh-zing ]
/ ˈnoʊ zɪŋ /

noun Architecture.

a projecting edge, as the part of the tread of a step extending beyond the riser or a projecting part of a buttress.

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Origin of nosing

First recorded in 1765–75; nose + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for nosing

nosing
/ (ˈnəʊzɪŋ) /

noun

the edge of a step or stair tread that projects beyond the riser
a projecting edge of a moulding, esp one that is half-round

Word Origin for nosing

C18: from nose + -ing 1
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