Definition of Roundhead

1. Noun. A brachycephalic person.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul



2. Noun. A supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.

Definition of Roundhead

1. n. A nickname for a Puritan. See Roundheads, the, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

Definition of Roundhead

1. Proper noun. A nickname given to the supporters of parliament during the English Civil War. ¹

2. Adjective. Describing the head of a screw that is dome shaped. ¹

3. Noun. A roundhead screw, one with a domed head. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roundhead

Rotumans
Rouen
Rouget's bulb
Rouget's muscle
Rouget's rail
Rouget-Neumann sheath
Rouget cell
Rough Rider
Roughton-Scholander apparatus
Roughton-Scholander syringe
Rougnon-Heberden disease
Roumania
Roumanian
Roumanians
Round Table
Roundhead (current term)
Roundheads
Rounds
Rous
Rous-associated virus
Rous sarcoma
Rous sarcoma virus
Rous sarcoma virus protease
Rous tumour
Roussanne
Rousseau
Rousseauan
Rousseauesque
Rousseauian
Rousseauians

Literary usage of Roundhead

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1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1893)
"It was for a long time known in the army as the " Roundhead Order." The real object of the order was the abolishment of the " queue," or " pigtail" as it ..."

2. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1893)
"COLONEL THOMAS BUTLER AND GENERAL WILKINSON'S "Roundhead ORDER. ... It was for a long time known in the army as the " Roundhead Order. ..."

3. A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed by Robert Grant Martin (1916)
"30 THE CHARACTER OF A Roundhead What creature's this with his short hairs, His little band, and huge long ears, That this new faith hath founded? ..."

4. A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed by Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin (1916)
"THE CHARACTER OF A Roundhead What creature's this with his short hai His little band, and huge long ears, ' That this new faith hath founded? ..."

5. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1903)
"CHAPTER XI CAVALIER AND Roundhead MARQUIS OF MONTROSE: RICHARD LOVELACE: LORD FALKLAND: JOHN CLEVELAND : SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT : ANDREW MARVELL : GEORGE ..."

6. History of the United States of America: Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1917)
"... broke out a new civil strife between Cavalier and Roundhead, while the great conservative population that stood between them exhausted every effort to ..."

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