roundhouse

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noun round·house \ˈrau̇nd-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of roundhouse

  1. 1 archaic :  lockup

  2. 2 :  a circular building for housing and repairing locomotives

  3. 3 :  a blow delivered with a wide swing

roundhouse

adjective

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First Known Use of roundhouse

15th century


ROUNDHOUSE Defined for Kids

roundhouse

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noun round·house \ˈrau̇nd-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of roundhouse for Students

plural

roundhouses

\-ˌhau̇-zəz\
  1. :  a circular building where locomotives are kept or repaired

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