Roundhouse



noun, plural roundhouses
[round-hou-ziz] /ˈraʊndˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a building for the servicing and repair of locomotives, built around a turntable in the form of some part of a circle.
2.
Nautical. a cabin on the after part of a quarterdeck.
3.
Slang. a punch in which the arm is typically brought straight out to the side or rear of the body and in which the fist describes an exaggerated circular motion.
4.
Also called round trip. Pinochle. a meld of one king and queen of each suit.
noun
1.
a circular building in which railway locomotives are serviced or housed, radial tracks being fed by a central turntable
2.
(boxing, slang)

a swinging punch or style of punching
(as modifier): a roundhouse style

3.
(pinochle, US) a meld of all four kings and queens
4.
an obsolete word for jail
5.
(obsolete) a cabin on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship
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