A round of applause is a short period or burst of applause. What are the origins of the meaning of round in this phrase, and indeed the phrase itself?
Are there any other phrases that use round in the same sense? I know of round of artillery and round of golf, for instance. For these phrases we might just as easily say an artillery round or golf round, but I don't think I've ever heard the expression applause round. So, do they have different meanings?