roundhouse

noun
round·​house | \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce roundhouse (audio) \

Definition of roundhouse

1 archaic : lockup
2 : a circular building for housing and repairing locomotives
3 : a blow delivered with a wide swing

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roundhouse adjective

Examples of roundhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as the John Wick universe expands, one hopes Stahelski will exercise a little more restraint next time around—franchise bloat is one adversary even Wick's most devastating roundhouse kick won't topple. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to watch (and skip) in theaters and on Netflix this weekend," 24 Jan. 2020 With his gloved hands, Mooney landed roundhouse punches, turning Friend’s face into a bloody pulp. Jim Woods, Cincinnati.com, "Pike County sheriff’s deputy accused of restraining, beating suspect resigns during investigation," 17 Dec. 2019 When one of the fighters, Gregor Gillespie, was briefly knocked unconscious by a roundhouse kick, Trump was watching intently but did not visibly react. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump frequently waved to the crowd at the UFC 244 tournament, headlined by a battle between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masdival for a new belt named BMF, a vulgar acronym. Masvidal won the fight after the match was stopped and Dwayne ‘‘The Rock’’ Johnson awarded him the championship belt.," 4 Nov. 2019 So Lacob backed up and threw a big, theatrical roundhouse punch at his coach. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Klay Thompson behind the mike, like Klay Thompson the shooter, cannot be stopped," 27 Nov. 2019 In truth, most of the loathing is coming from one direction, with Team Castro repeatedly taking roundhouse swipes at the man known to admirers and detractors alike as Mayor Pete. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Castro can’t hide his disdain for Buttigieg," 15 Nov. 2019 When one of the fighters, Gregor Gillespie, was briefly knocked unconscious by a roundhouse kick, Trump was watching intently but did not visibly react. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump frequently waved to the crowd at the UFC 244 tournament, headlined by a battle between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masdival for a new belt named BMF, a vulgar acronym. Masvidal won the fight after the match was stopped and Dwayne ‘‘The Rock’’ Johnson awarded him the championship belt.," 4 Nov. 2019 Dozens of movies and TV shows have been filmed at Jamestown’s Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, which offers rides aboard a vintage steam train along with a glimpse of one of the last working roundhouses in the country. Mike Morris, Los Angeles Times, "Hop on the Polar Express train on a weekend trip to Jamestown, Calif.," 17 Oct. 2019 One assailant cold-cocked a man with sweeping roundhouse punch, leaving him unconscious on his back as others struggled in the street feet away. Evan Sernoffsky, SFChronicle.com, "Violent beating of three seniors in San Francisco’s Chinatown sparks fear, outrage," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of roundhouse

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Roundhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roundhouse. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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roundhouse

noun
round·​house | \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce roundhouse (audio) \
plural roundhouses\ -​ˌhau̇-​zəz \

Kids Definition of roundhouse

: a circular building where locomotives are kept or repaired

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