round window

noun

Definition of round window

: a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea that is closed over by a membrane

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The solar illumination is a yearly phenomenon and one that is seen as symbolic and spiritual as the light enters from a round window and crosses nearly along in the middle of the cruciform church. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "Father David Garcia has left an indelible mark on his hometown," 27 June 2019 The original boathouse and shoreline observation tower are still standing and look straight out of early-’60s sci-fi: metal structures with convex round windows that were meant to evoke a boat’s (or perhaps a spacecraft’s) portholes. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Lake X: Mercury Marine's Secret Boat Testing Site," 27 Dec. 2018 The home is sleek and modern; a glass staircase is offset by bright red walls and round windows. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire," 12 July 2018 Garden Two: The storied home, with a round window in the front chimney, was built in 1926 for the president of Terminals and Interstate Freight Lines. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "See four private estates during the Dunthorpe Garden Tour (photos)," 9 May 2018 The solar illumination is a yearly phenomenon and one that is seen as symbolic and spiritual as the light enters from a round window and crosses nearly along in the middle of the cruciform church. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "Father David Garcia has left an indelible mark on his hometown," 27 June 2019 The original boathouse and shoreline observation tower are still standing and look straight out of early-’60s sci-fi: metal structures with convex round windows that were meant to evoke a boat’s (or perhaps a spacecraft’s) portholes. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Lake X: Mercury Marine's Secret Boat Testing Site," 27 Dec. 2018 The home is sleek and modern; a glass staircase is offset by bright red walls and round windows. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire," 12 July 2018 Garden Two: The storied home, with a round window in the front chimney, was built in 1926 for the president of Terminals and Interstate Freight Lines. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "See four private estates during the Dunthorpe Garden Tour (photos)," 9 May 2018

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1663, in the meaning defined above

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round window

noun

Medical Definition of round window

: a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea that is closed over by a membrane

called also fenestra cochleae, fenestra rotunda

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