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  Definition of roundabout
  1. large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride on
  2. a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
  3. deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
  4. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
Similar Words: carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, whirligig, traffic circle, circle, rotary, devious, circuitous

 

Part Meronyms: road, route

 

 
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