Definition of Roundhouse

1. Noun. Workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives.

Generic synonyms: Work, Workplace



2. Noun. A hook delivered with an exaggerated swing.
Generic synonyms: Hook

Definition of Roundhouse

1. n. A constable's prison; a lockup, watch-house, or station house.

Definition of Roundhouse

1. Noun. (rail transport) A circular building in which locomotives are housed. ¹

2. Noun. (martial arts) A punch or kick delivered with an exaggerated sweeping movement. ¹

3. Noun. (archaeology) An Iron Age dwelling. ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) The uppermost room or cabin of any note upon the stern of a ship. ¹

5. Noun. (card games) In the game of pinochle, a meld consisting of a queen and king in each of the four suits. ¹

6. Verb. To punch or kick with an exaggerated sweeping movement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roundhouse

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roundhouse

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roundednesses
roundel
roundelay
roundelays
roundels
rounder
rounders
roundest
roundfish
roundfishes
roundheaded
roundheadedness
roundheel
roundheels
roundhouse (current term)
roundhouse kick
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roundhousing
rounding
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rounding off
rounding out
rounding up
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roundish
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Literary usage of Roundhouse

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1. Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon by Oregon Supreme Court (1921)
"been in and around said roundhouse, several times each day, and knew the construction of the same and the manner in which ..."

2. Railway Shop Up to Date: A Reference Book of Up to Date American Railway by Maham H. Haig (1907)
"Where the roundhouse forms a part of a shop plant, its location is ... The presence of a roundhouse at a shop plant frequently influences the entire ..."

3. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1920)
"Making Repairs on Locomotive at roundhouse In Saxon v. Erie RR Co., Saxon, an inspector of locomotives, was directed to make repairs upon a locomotive due ..."

4. Railway Shop Up to Date: A Reference Book of Up to Date American Railway by Maham H. Haig (1907)
"roundhouse. It is substantially an established practice to locate the roundhouse near the locomotive, or machine and erecting shop and connect it with the ..."

5. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1910)
"3, by an employee, who alleged that, as he was working in an ashpit in a roundhouse of the defendant, after dark, he was run upon by an engine of the ..."

6. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1910)
"3, by an employee, who alleged that, as he was working in an ashpit in a roundhouse of the defendant, after dark, he was run upon by an engine of the ..."

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