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roundhouse kick

A kick delivered in a semicircular motion or direction, as opposed to straight in front of the person delivering it. The MMA fighter was knocked out after catching a roundhouse kick directly to the side of his head. She ducked beneath the roundhouse kick and countered with a devastating uppercut.
See also: kick, roundhouse

roundhouse punch

A punch delivered in a semicircular motion or direction, as opposed to straight in front of the person delivering it. The boxer was caught with a vicious roundhouse punch that KO'd him on the spot. You're better off throwing quick, controlled jabs than swinging those wild roundhouses punches.
See also: punch, roundhouse
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roundhouse punch

n. a punch to the head made by swinging the arm in an arc rather than by a jabbing punch. He let him have a roundhouse punch that would have cracked a two-by-four.
See also: punch, roundhouse
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