roundheaded [round-hed-id] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. (of a person) possessing a round head; brachycephalic.
  2. rounded or spherical at the head, as a screw.
  3. shaped like a semicircle at the top, as a window.
  4. (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the Roundheads, members of the Parliamentarian party in England during the civil wars of the 17th century.
  5. (usually initial capital letter) puritanical(def 2).

Origin of roundheaded First recorded in 1635–45; round1 + headed Related formsround·head·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for roundheaded Historical Examples of roundheaded

  • I have some trouble with tent-caterpillars, roundheaded borers, fall web-worm, and curculio.

    The Apple


  • Vichy Volonsky, a short, roundheaded man, had held up the rest of the issue while he studied the content through his nose-glasses.

    Satan and the Comrades

    Ralph Bennitt

  • This is roundheaded and very narrow, but has good jamb-shafts and arch-mouldings.

    Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain

    George Edmund Street

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