noun, plural round·hous·es [round-hou-ziz] /ˈraʊndˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Origin of roundhouse
Related Words for roundhouseblow, bat, shot, punch, swing, knock, pound, hit, crack, clout, whack, swat, smack, lick, cuff, slap, wallop, strike, thwack, wham
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of roundhouse
I had left the depot in a snow-storm; I reached the roundhouse in a blizzard.The Daughter of a Magnate
Frank H. Spearman
You could set your watch by that tune as confidently as by the roundhouse whistle.My Antonia
Ralph waited until they were on their way home from the roundhouse that evening.
Leaving school, he secured a job in the roundhouse at Stanley Junction.
They steamed out of the roundhouse and were soon at the head of their freight train.
- a swinging punch or style of punching
- (as modifier)a roundhouse style
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."