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 for Roundhouse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing
      2: a hook delivered with an exaggerated swing

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "roundhouse":
     Long Melford, backhand, backhander, backstroke, boathouse,
     bolo punch, carbarn, carport, carriage house, fix-it shop, garage,
     hangar, haymaker, hook, one-two, repair shop, round-arm blow,
     short-arm blow, sidewinder, swing, uppercut

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