bull nose

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.

1880–85, Americanism

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bullnose ( def 1 ).


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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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Gingerly, you inch your thirty thousand tons up there past the bull nose.
The bull nose device is of appropriate diameter to permit the installation of the intended liner size.
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