- a circular building, with a turntable in the center, used for storing and repairing locomotives
- a cabin on the after part of the quarterdeck on old sailing ships
- a pitch with a wide curve
- Boxing a wide swing or hook, as to the head
- Card Games in pinochle, a meld consisting of a king and queen of each of the four suits
Origin of roundhouseorigin, originally , a lockup, after Dutch rondhuis, guardhouse
- A usually circular or semicircular building constructed around a central turntable and used for housing and switching locomotives.
- Nautical A cabin on the after part of the quarterdeck of a ship.
- Games A meld of four kings and four queens in pinochle.
- Sports A punch or kick delivered with a sweeping movement from one side.
- (rail transport) A circular building in which locomotives are housed.
- (martial arts) A punch or kick delivered with an exaggerated sweeping movement.
- (archaeology) An Iron Age dwelling.
- (nautical) The uppermost room or cabin of any note upon the stern of a ship.
- (card games) In the game of pinochle, a meld consisting of a queen and king in each of the four suits.
- A constable's prison; a lockup or station house.
- (nautical) A privy near the bow of the vessel.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(third-person singular simple present roundhouses, present participle roundhousing, simple past and past participle roundhoused)
- To punch or kick with an exaggerated sweeping movement.