Rounce

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rounce rouns (Print) The handle by which the bed of a hand press, holding the form of type, etc., is run in under the platen and out again; -- sometimes applied to the whole apparatus by which the form is moved under the platen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rounce In printing, a wheel-pulley in a hand-press, which winds and unwinds girths that draw the type-form on the bed to and from impression under the platen. See cut under printing-press.
    • n rounce A game of cards, played with a full pack by not more than nine persons. Each player starts with fifteen points, and for every trick he takes subtracts one from the score; the player who first reaches zero wins.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rounce rowns a wheel-pulley in a hand printing-press: a game of cards.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. ronce, bramble, brier, thorn, ranche, a round, step, rack, or E. round,

Usage

In literature:

J. S. Rounce, in 1870, built the first foundry in Pierce county.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
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