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Adjective: roundabout  'rawn-du,bawt
  1. Marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
    "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend";
    - circuitous
  2. Deviating from a straight course
    "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic";
    - devious, circuitous
Noun: roundabout  'rawn-du,bawt
Usage: Brit
  1. A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    "the accident blocked all traffic at the roundabout";
    - traffic circle [N. Amer], circle, rotary
  2. A large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride on for amusement
    - carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, whirligig

Derived forms: roundabouts

See also: indirect

Type of: junction, ride

Part of: road, route

Encyclopedia: Roundabout, Newfoundland and Labrador