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roundhouse

1. a circular building in which railway locomotives are serviced or housed, radial tracks being fed by a central turntable
2. Boxing slang
a. a swinging punch or style of punching
b. (as modifier): a roundhouse style
3. Pinochle US a meld of all four kings and queens
4. Obsolete a cabin on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship

roundhouse

A house that is round in plan, with no exterior corners.
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The newly-discovered roundhouse could disappear within the next 50 years due to "increasing coastal erosion".
Mr Amor said: "We're still investigating and recording the remains of the roundhouse but considering its size and build quality it may have been home to an important figure in the community - perhaps the chief or head of the village - or it could have been used as a space for community activities."
"It's unusual to get so many roundhouses surviving together in this way.
Well you will soon get to experience all this and more when Martin Mere launches its newest attraction this month: Mere Tun, a traditional roundhouse village.
Geoff Simpson, who designed the Roundhouse in conjunction with business partner John Allinson, told farmers that he designed it with the environmental needs of cattle in mind, married to the best handling system to reduce stress and make managing the cattle as easy as possible.
The roundhouse, measuring 20ft in diameter and 14ft high, is being hand-made with wattle and daub walls, beams and a thatched roof.
The roundhouse, which is mounted on stilts, was built as a fascinating example of an environmentally-friendly building that will be the focus of educational trips by thousands of school pupils.
LAST LOOK: An overview of the archaeological site at Warwick University where the remains of 17 Iron Age roundhouses were uncovered; SURPRISED: Margaret Rylatt; HOME LIFE: A view of the rings (above) outlining the roundhouses and (right) an Iron Age lamp found during excavations
The number and size of the roundhouses uncovered makes the find a significant English Iron Age site and one of the most important in the West Midlands.
Members of Ceredigion County Council's development control committee on August 14 approved two shelters - in a roundhouse style with thatched roofs - for storage of animal feed, tools and machinery, and to provide workshop space, plus two associated compost toilets.
The team was involved in building the smaller of the two roundhouses which has residential accommodation for 10 people and modern underfloor heating.
Camp Knowe and Castle Hills are hill forts, while two other ancient settlements consist of stone-built roundhouses.