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Etymology 1Edit

Compare French ronce (bramble, brier, thorn), ranche (a round, step, rack), or English round.


rounce (plural rounces)

  1. (printing) 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.
  2. (printing) The whole apparatus by which the form is moved under the platen.

Etymology 2Edit


rounce (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of rams (card game)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for rounce in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)