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1. A usually circular or semicircular building constructed around a central turntable and used for housing and switching locomotives.
2. Nautical A cabin on the after part of the quarterdeck of a ship.
3. Games A meld of four kings and four queens in pinochle.
4. Sports A punch or kick delivered with a sweeping movement from one side.


1. (Railways) a circular building in which railway locomotives are serviced or housed, radial tracks being fed by a central turntable
2. (Boxing) boxing slang
a. a swinging punch or style of punching
b. (as modifier): a roundhouse style.
3. (Card Games) pinochle US a meld of all four kings and queens
4. an obsolete word for jail
5. (Nautical Terms) obsolete a cabin on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship



n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. a building for the servicing and repair of locomotives, built around a turntable.
2. a cabin on the after part of a quarterdeck.
3. a punch delivered with an exaggerated circular motion.
4. a meld in pinochle of one king and queen of each suit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roundhouse - workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotivesroundhouse - workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
2.roundhouse - a hook delivered with an exaggerated swing
hook - a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent


[ˈraʊndhaʊs] N (roundhouses (pl)) [ˈraʊndhaʊzɪz]
1. (Rail) → cocherón m circular, rotonda f para locomotoras
2. (Naut) (archaic) → chupeta f
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You could set your watch by that tune as confidently as by the roundhouse whistle.
At other times anyone could dance who paid his money and was orderly; the railroad men, the roundhouse mechanics, the delivery boys, the iceman, the farm-hands who lived near enough to ride into town after their day's work was over.
To be sure, I would tell him how kindly I had myself been used upon that dry land he was so much afraid of, and how well fed and carefully taught both by my friends and my parents: and if he had been recently hurt, he would weep bitterly and swear to run away; but if he was in his usual crackbrain humour, or (still more) if he had had a glass of spirits in the roundhouse, he would deride the notion.
For a fireman he was scrupulously clean, always washing up in the roundhouse before he came home.
I have worked for several very good agencies," he said, "but not only is The Roundhouse very highly regarded for the quality and professionalism of its work, it is also a very friendly and happy company.
Roundhouse Digital, which has already created sites for the universities of Newcastle, Sunderland, Bangor, Liverpool and Lancaster, has now been instructed to design sites for York St John University and Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt.
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