• WordNet 3.6
    • n roundhouse a hook delivered with an exaggerated swing
    • n roundhouse workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roundhouse (Naut) A cabin or apartament on the after part of the quarter-deck, having the poop for its roof; -- sometimes called the coach.
    • Roundhouse A constable's prison; a lockup, watch-house, or station house.
    • Roundhouse A house for locomotive engines, built circularly around a turntable.
    • Roundhouse (Naut) A privy near the bow of the vessel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roundhouse A lockup; a station-house; a watch-house.
    • n roundhouse 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 roundhouse An erection abaft the mainmast for the accommodation of the officers or crew of a vessel.
    • n roundhouse 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 roundhouse A privy.
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In literature:

The roundhouse whistle woke him from his reveries.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
You could set your watch by that tune as confidently as by the roundhouse whistle.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
I went down to the roundhouse an' waited for 'm to come in off a run, an' apologized to 'm.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
My Lord lay in the roundhouse to-night.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
If you take the top off the roundhouse you will see a big spool with a long string winding up around the spool.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
Leaving school, he secured a job in the roundhouse at Stanley Junction.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
They ran the locomotive to the roundhouse.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
He swung a roundhouse right.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Two short blocks more and they were in sight of the railroad roundhouse.
"Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts" by Roy Rutherford Bailey
There were at Rawa-Russka large railroad works, roundhouses, sidings, and storage yards.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various

In news:

Adidas has pulled their new JS Roundhouse Sneakers over their controversial look.
Picture of the JS Roundhouse Mid, a shoe designed for Adidas.
When sneaker company Adidas posted a photo on their Facebook page last Thursday of a new shoe, the JS Roundhouse Mid, the backlash was quick and heated.
That's how German shoe giant Adidas attempted to market the JS Roundhouse Mids leading up to its planned release for later this summer.
The new Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids, that were supposed to come out in August, are already drawing criticism online as being shoes with overtones of slavery or inmates.
The JS Roundhouse Mid, a high-top sneaker with an orange plastic cuff , was made in collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott.
The life of a young great white shark caught off the Manhattan Beach pier was spared this week by a Roundhouse Aquarium co-director, who used the incident to clear up misconceptions about the endangered species.
Critics are calling Adidas' new JS Roundhouse Mids slave wear.
Voters fill out their ballots at Roundhouse Community Centre in 2002.
Roundhouse ad agency spins digital experience into rapid growth .
Watch Roundhouse Combo in the Fitness Magazine Video.
J&C Joel at the Roundhouse.
Are you offended by Adidas' introduction, design, production, marketing and selling of the new JS Roundhouse Mids (better known as the "Shackle Shoe") or is it just "fashion" and not that serious.
Dexter Roundhouse sets 'Cruise Night.
Renovated Roundhouse Gets New Rooftops.