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bullnose

[boo l-nohz] /ˈbʊlˌnoʊz/
noun
1.
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.
2.
Also called bullnose step. a step having semicircular or quadrantal ends.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; bull1 + nose
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Examples for bullnose
  • Use stop at bottom of openings having bullnose return to wall.
  • Tile shall be porcelain glazed, flat or bullnose tiles as required by the drawings.
  • Laminated counter tops self edged, counter tops to receive sinks or plumbing fixtures shall have a bullnose.

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