rounded front

rounded front, (Brit.) rounded forend

A lock front which is shaped to conform to the rounded edge of a double-acting door (swinging door).
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He looked about him sullenly; and when I pointed out in the distance the rounded front of the Eastern Hotel at the bifurcation of two very broad, mean, shabby thoroughfares, rising like a grey stucco tower above the lowly roofs of the dirty-yellow, two-storey houses, he only grunted disapprovingly.
From time to time a few bits of paper, a little dust and straw whirled past us on the broad flat promontory of the pavement before the rounded front of the hotel.
The 9-year-old English bulldog from Anoka, Minnesota, got noticed for her muscular, rounded front legs, slobbery tongue, squished-in face and sparkly pink collar.
The oversized seat--with breathable mesh fabric--has a rounded front edge that provides more ergonomic comfort.
The engine-bay lid with its rounded front edge is integrated into that nose and pays tribute to Alfa Romeos of the past, as does the aluminum insert in the triangular grille.
Accuracy was excellent, due in large part to the fact that the rounded front sight hood fits perfectly within the rear aperture, affording a superb sight picture.
The thinness, the shortness and the rounded front significantly add to the gun's good looks.
Bold and contemporary, the Neon features the Dodge brand's signature cross-hair grille which is complemented by a rounded front fascia and swept back head and tail lights that echo the looks of the Charger and Challenger.
Sights: High profile--front sight blade is forward sloping with a rounded front radius and 0.150-inch thick; open square-notch rear sight with a corresponding width; both front and rear sights can be drifted laterally in their dovetails that have been machined integral with the top of the slide.
Pine stair tread, which has a rounded front edge, is perfect for this.