nosing definition

  • noun:
    • The horizontally projecting side of a stair tread.
    • A shield covering this edge.
    • A projecting side of a molding.
    • That an element of the treadboard of a stair that projects within the riser.
    • Any comparable projection, such as the projecting edge of a moulding.
    • That an element of the treadboard of a stair which projects throughout the riser; for this reason, any like projection, once the projecting edge of a molding.
    • In design, the projecting side of a molding or drip; the projecting molding on edge of one step in a stair.
    • In a lock, the keeper which engages the latch or bolt.
    • A metal or rubber guard formed to match the projecting side of a tread or step of a stairway to safeguard it from wear.
  • verb:
    • provide participle of nose.

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