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roundheaded

[round-hed-id]
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  1. (of a person) possessing a round head; brachycephalic.
  2. rounded or spherical at the head, as a screw.
  3. shaped like a semicircle at the top, as a window.
  4. (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the Roundheads, members of the Parliamentarian party in England during the civil wars of the 17th century.
  5. (usually initial capital letter) puritanical(def 2).
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Origin of roundheaded

First recorded in 1635–45; round1 + headed
Related formsround·head·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for roundheaded

Historical Examples

  • I have some trouble with tent-caterpillars, roundheaded borers, fall web-worm, and curculio.

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  • Vichy Volonsky, a short, roundheaded man, had held up the rest of the issue while he studied the content through his nose-glasses.

  • This is roundheaded and very narrow, but has good jamb-shafts and arch-mouldings.