One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1attributive (of the edge of a surface) rounded.
- ‘You can use a custom made bullnose edge, a polished square edge, wood trim, a complementary ceramic rail or cap, or a manufactured metal profile made for tile installations.’
- ‘If you like, an edging trowel will give you a nice bullnose finish on your corners.’
- ‘The slab already has a bullnosed edge on the front.’
- ‘This table has a red cherry finish and bullnose edge.’
- 1.1 (of a surface or object) having a rounded edge or edges.‘a bullnose tile’
- ‘There are two kinds of solid wood edges involved in this project: 1/4-inch-thick by 3/4-inch-wide strips for the sides and ends, and 1 1/4-inch-thick by 1 1/4-inch-wide bullnose (rounded edges) strips to frame the lid.’
- ‘In fact, every feature in this home is finely finished, right down to the smallest detail; even the edge of the floor that leads onto the staircase has a bullnose trim.’
- ‘Masons also can calculate various CMU configurations (half and full bullnose, double bullnose, chamfer, or sash) for all openings, jambs, comers, control joints, and any special cuts.’
- ‘A bullnose shape was used for the wainscoat and arches over the windows have a jack brick arch.’
- ‘I didn't remember much except her being tall with big brown eyes, and there were scones and red jam for afternoon tea in a big grey house with a bullnose verandah.’
- ‘Rounded bullnose corners don't cost much more, but they give walls a special, thick, plaster-like look.’
A rounded edge on a surface or object.
- ‘A variety of edge details are also available, from the familiar old square edge, to a 3/4 ‘radius bullnose, to the one-piece molded drip edge frequently carried by do-it-yourself stores.’’
- ‘A material that resembled the larger granite on the original structure was used, and a bullnose was added to replicate the original ‘strong base.’’
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