Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A circular building for housing and switching locomotives.
  • n. Nautical A cabin on the after part of the quarterdeck of a ship.
  • n. Games A meld of four kings and four queens in pinochle.
  • n. Slang A punch or swing delivered with a sweeping sidearm movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A circular building in which locomotives are housed.
  • n. A punch or kick delivered with an exaggerated sweeping movement.
  • n. An Iron Age dwelling.
  • n. The uppermost room or cabin of any note upon the stern of a ship.
  • n. In the game of pinochle, a meld consisting of a queen and king in each of the four suits.
  • n. A constable's prison; a lockup or station house.
  • n. A privy near the bow of the vessel.
  • v. To punch or kick with an exaggerated sweeping movement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A constable's prison; a lockup, watch-house, or station house.
  • n.
  • n. A cabin or apartament on the after part of the quarter-deck, having the poop for its roof; -- sometimes called the coach.
  • n. A privy near the bow of the vessel.
  • n. A house for locomotive engines, built circularly around a turntable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lockup; a station-house; a watch-house.
  • n. Nautical: A cabin or apartment on the after part of the quarter-deck, having the poop for its roof: formerly sometimes called the coach; also, the poop itself.
  • n. An erection abaft the mainmast for the accommodation of the officers or crew of a vessel.
  • n. On American railroads, a building, usually round and built of brick, having stalls for the storage of locomotives, with tracks leading from them to a central turn-table. In Great Britain called engine-house or engine-shed.
  • n. A privy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives
  • n. a hook delivered with an exaggerated swing

Etymologies

From round + house (Wiktionary)

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