roundup
noun Date: 1873 1. a. (1) the act or process of collecting animals (as cattle) by riding around them and driving them in (2) the cowboys and ranch personnel engaged in a cattle roundup b. a gathering in of scattered persons or things <
a roundup of all suspects
>
2. a summary of information <
a roundup of the news
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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