roundhouse punch

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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

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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Lacy's like a miniature Mike Tyson, everything's a hook, left, right - with big, arcing roundhouse punches. Joe's got very fast, solid hands so he'll go for Lacy with 3-4 right down the middle.
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But as the third round started, and her son, Adam, landed a few choice roundhouse punches, mom was a little less squeamish.