Roundhouse Round"house`, n. 1. A constable's prison; a lockup, watch-house, or station house. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) (a) A cabin or apartament on the after part of the quarter-deck, having the poop for its roof; -- sometimes called the {coach}. (b) A privy near the bow of the vessel. [1913 Webster]

3. A house for locomotive engines, built circularly around a turntable. [1913 Webster]

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