roundhouse

noun

round·​house ˈrau̇nd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce roundhouse (audio)
1
archaic : lockup
2
: a circular building for housing and repairing locomotives
3
: a blow delivered with a wide swing
roundhouse adjective

Examples of roundhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The roundhouses — one of which had almost 50 square meters (nearly 540 square feet) of floor space — had hearths and insulated straw and clay roofs. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 The inhabitants lived in a clutch of thatched roundhouses built on wooden stilts above a channel of the River Nene, which empties into the North Sea. Franz Lidz, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2024 Other Iron Age buildings—a cluster of roundhouses and a pantry—have been found at the site, as well as a Roman villa containing the remains of a tiny pet dog. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Feb. 2024 Those two weeks’ worth of shows begin April 28 in Dublin and wrap up May 14 with a gig at London’s roundhouse. Chris Willman, Variety, 29 Feb. 2024 Diane had to train for an action movie (The 355) after giving birth and needed to be able to do things like a roundhouse kick, jog up a crane, and hold all kinds of weapons. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 19 June 2023 The fire damaged cultural sites, including prehistoric roundhouses and bedrock mortars where acorn grinding took place, said Waylon Coats, vice chair and cultural resource manager of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, who worked as an archaeologist on the fire. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2023 The Red Sox came back with roundhouse punches as Justin Turner and Yoshida led off the eighth inning with home runs off Matt Bush. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Apr. 2023 Davis ducked beneath them and countered with a thunderous roundhouse left that dropped Garcia. Morgan Campbell, New York Times, 23 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of roundhouse was in the 15th century

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“Roundhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roundhouse. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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roundhouse

noun
round·​house ˈrau̇nd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce roundhouse (audio)
1
: a circular building where locomotives are kept or repaired
2
: a blow with the hand made with a wide swing

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