bullnose

/bool"nohz'/, n.
1. Also, bull's nose. Archit.
a. a rounded or obtuse exterior angle, as the corner made by two walls.
b. a structural member, as a brick, used in forming such an angle.
2. Also called bullnose step. a step having semicircular or quadrantal ends.
[1835-45; BULL1 + NOSE]

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