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

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  • nosing — [nō′ziŋ] n. [ NOSE + ING] 1. the projecting edge of a step; that part of the tread which extends beyond the riser 2. a strip, as of metal, for protecting this edge from wear 3. any projection like a stair nosing …   English World 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nosing — Nose Nose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nosed} (n[=o]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Nosing}.] 1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out. [1913 Webster] 2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nosing — /noh zing/, n. Archit. a projecting edge, as the part of the tread of a step extending beyond the riser or a projecting part of a buttress. [1765 75; NOSE + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • nosing — nəʊzɪŋ n. lip of a step, projection on the edge of a step nəʊz n. facial feature above the mouth and below the eyes; part of the body used for smelling and breathing; sense of smell; propensity for detecting; proboscis; snout v. smell,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nosing — noun a rounded edge of a step or moulding. ↘a metal shield for such an edge …   English new terms dictionary

  • nosing — nos·ing …   English syllables

  • nosing — nos•ing [[t]ˈnoʊ zɪŋ[/t]] n. archit. a projecting edge, as the part of the tread of a step extending beyond the riser • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • nosing — /ˈnoʊzɪŋ/ (say nohzing) noun a projecting edge, as the part of the tread of a step extending beyond the riser, or a projecting part of a buttress. {nos(e) + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • nosing — See shaving …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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