a person or thing that rounds something.
a person who makes a round.
a habitual drunkard or wastrel.
(initial capital letter) British. a Methodist minister who travels a circuit among congregations.
rounders, (used with a singular verb) a game somewhat resembling baseball, played in England.
Informal. a boxing match of a specified number of rounds: used in combination: a 15-rounder.

Origin of rounder

First recorded in 1615–25; round1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(functioning as singular) British a ball game in which players run between posts after hitting the ball, scoring a 'rounder' if they run round all four before the ball is retrieved



a run round all four bases after one hit in rounders
a tool or machine for rounding edges or surfaces
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Word Origin and History for rounders



1620s, "a sentinel," agent noun from round (n.) on notion of "one who makes the rounds." Sense of "chronic drunkard or criminal" is from 1854, on notion of one who is habitually in and out of jails or bars. Rounders, a baseball-like game, attested from 1828.

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