noun, plural round·hous·es [round-hou-ziz] /ˈraʊndˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Examples from the Web for roundhouse
In the end, the Iowa roundhouse may only delay the real train wreck to come.Republican Presidential Primaries: Iowa No GOP Crystal Ball|Mark McKinnon, George Caudill|December 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was patent that some one had sneaked into the roundhouse and had pasted the papers there.Ralph on the Overland Express|Allen Chapman
By the time the latter had ascended the roundhouse, the light had disappeared.
Captain Merlotte's man also had a guard of eight men in the roundhouse.
British Dictionary definitions for roundhouse
- a swinging punch or style of punching
- (as modifier)a roundhouse style
Word Origin and History for roundhouse
also round-house, "lock-up, place of detention," 1580s, from Dutch rondhuis "guardhouse." Meaning "circular shed for locomotives with a turntable in the center" is from 1856. Meaning "blow delivered with a wide sweep of the arm" is perhaps extended from "round building for circular machinery."