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nosing definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1775 the usually rounded edge of a stair tread that projects over the riser; also a similar rounded projection

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a rounded edge of a step, moulding, etc., or a metal shield for it.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Nosing Nos"ing, n. (Arch.) That part of the treadboard of a stair which projects over the riser; hence, any like projection, as the projecting edge of a molding.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Nose Nose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nosed; p. pr. & vb. n. Nosing.] 1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out. 2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently. Lambs . . . nosing the mother's udder. --Tennyson. A sort of national convention, dubious in its nature . . . nosed Parliament in the very seat of its authority. --Burke. 3. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer. [R.] --Cowley.



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