Definition of roundhouse kick in US English:

roundhouse kick


  • (chiefly in karate) a kick made with a wide sweep of the leg and rotation of the body.

    • ‘Moon knocked out his opponent just a minute into the bout after catching him in the temple with a reverse roundhouse kick.’
    • ‘I jumped over the sweep, but he followed it up with a roundhouse kick that caught me right in the stomach in mid-jump.’
    • ‘Standing up, he threw his weight into a roundhouse kick that shattered the mirror, raining deadly crystals over his room.’
    • ‘Adam then throws a roundhouse kick that catches the back of Andy's head.’
    • ‘Now you shift your weight, and in response to my final, right-side punch, intercept my movement with a right-leg roundhouse kick.’


roundhouse kick

/ˈraʊndˌhaʊs kɪk/