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Adjective
/ˈroundəˌbout/,
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roundabouts, plural;
  1. Not following a short direct route; circuitous
    • - we need to take a roundabout route to throw off any pursuit
  2. Not saying what is meant clearly and directly; circumlocutory
    • - in a roundabout way, he was fishing for information
Noun
  1. A close-fitting, waist-length jacket worn by men and boys


  1. traffic circle: a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
  2. circuitous: 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"
  3. carousel: a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
  4. devious: 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"
  5. A roundabout is a type of circular junction in which road traffic must travel in one direction around a central island. Signs usually direct traffic entering the circle to slow down and give the right of way to drivers already in the circle.http://www.tfhrc.gov/safety/00068.pdf
  6. La Ronde is a 1950 movie, directed by Max Ophüls and based on Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 play of the same name. The title means "the merry-go-round".
  7. Un Tour de Manège (a.k.a. Roundabout (UK), Once Around the Park (US)) is a 1989 French film starring Juliette Binoche, François Cluzet and Denis Lavant. It is the first and to date only film directed by the acclaimed French theatre director Pierre Pradinas. ...
  8. Roundabout is the title of an acoustic instrumental album by guitarist Phil Keaggy, released in July 2006. The songs were compiled from sound check loops of guitar improvisations recorded before his concerts.
  9. Roundabout (Robo) is the gene for the Roundabout (Robo) receptor. There is a family of Robo transmembrane receptors and they are the canonical receptors for the signaling molecule Slit, although there may be more Slit receptors besides Robo. ...
  10. A playground roundabout (or merry-go-round) is a flat disk about 3 metres in diameter that can be made to spin by pushing on its handles. The children who spin it can jump on, and experience a dizzying ride. "Roundabout" is also often a synonym for carousel.
  11. (3. Roundabouts) There are lots of roundabouts (rotondas) in Spain and there is a funny problem with how people use them.  According to the National Police and Local Police, the correct way to move in a  roundabout (as shown in the picture) is like this:
  12. (Roundabouts) The nasty little traffic circles that are so popular in France and Belgium. They make life hell for racers as the pack goes screaming through some town at 55 kph and someone t-bones a concrete circle and breaks a collarbone.
  13. (Roundabouts) represent your heart due to their circular shape. Here circular is a pun on circulation. Blood travels from your heart through your arteries until it reaches your body’s ‘roundabouts’, where it begins its return journey through your veins.
  14. Roundabouts, particularly large ones and those with minimal deflections, often pose a safety risk to cyclists. The most common type of accident involving cycle traffic is where an entering motor vehicle collides with a circulating cyclist.
  15. A bet consisting of 3 bets involving three selections in different events (i.e. 1 single any to come and double stake double on remaining two selections, 3 times).
  16. Replaced a traffic light at Nunn and University Drive as the main entrance to the campus in summer of 2007. ...
  17. If you’re approaching a roundabout, and you see an emergency vehicle, remember the driver behind you may not have the same view, so don’t brake suddenly. If you’re already AT the roundabout, be patient and wait for the emergency vehicle to come past.
  18. An unsignalized intersection with a circulatory roadway around a central island with all entering vehicles yielding to the circulating traffic.
  19. A traffic circle. They're everywhere in Australia. Cars in the circle have right of way, followed by cars approaching from your right. (Keep in mind they drive on the left, thus going around the roundabout clockwise.)
  20. a roadway intersection that utilizes a circular roadway to connect the intersecting roads.  Roundabouts, sometimes referred to as "traffic circles", are a form of traffic calming.
  21. rotary or traffic circle; also, carousel or merry-go-round
  22. n. Roundabouts are devices put into the road as a snare for learner drivers and foreigners. Everyone has to drive around in a circle until they see their selected exit road, at which point they must fight through the other traffic on the roundabout in a vague attempt to leave it. ...
  23. n. 1. Traffic circle. A British version of billiards played with automobiles. This is an attempt by the British to avoid the dilemma Americans have when four cars come simultaneously to a four-way stop. ...
  24. playground merry-go-round. Also used in reference to traffic circles and the circular, curbed barriers frequently placed at street intersections in residential areas. These force drivers to slow down to negotiate a semi-circular turn in order to move forward. ...