nosing


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nos·ing

 (nō′zĭng)
n.
1.
a. The horizontally projecting edge of a stair tread.
b. A shield covering this edge.
2. A projecting edge of a molding.

nosing

(ˈnəʊzɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) the edge of a step or stair tread that projects beyond the riser
2. (Architecture) a projecting edge of a moulding, esp one that is half-round
[C18: from nose + -ing1]

nos•ing

(ˈnoʊ zɪŋ)

n.
a projecting edge, as the part of the tread of a step extending beyond the riser.
[1765–75]
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While wood veneer tape is one easy way to cover edges, a better method is to glue or nail on a strip of solid wood nosing. It's good looking and durable, and it protects vulnerable edges from abuse in high-wear areas.