[ US /ˈɹaʊndəˌbaʊt/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈa‍ʊndɐbˌa‍ʊt/ ]
  1. 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
  2. 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
  1. a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
  2. a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary
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How To Use roundabout In A Sentence

  • The countless mini-roundabouts popping up where there just simply isn't room for a roundabout is another danger, increasing the number of small shunts & bumps.
  • He sped along Bellhouse Road and crossed a mini roundabout diagonally, to the alarm of many pedestrians and motorists.
  • Had it not been cold and wet it would have been a kinda fun day, if your idea of fun is standing still by a roundabout for nine hours.
  • At least two cars rammed Mr Ahmed's Rover before he leapt out and fled, only to be caught on the roundabout, the court heard.
  • The roads have large potholes, road calming humps, roundabouts and other obstacles.
  • Other measures in the plan include new lane markings, anti-skid surfacing and several hundred yards of bus lane on Brighton Way up to the roundabout.
  • That famous voice is never more honeyed than when it's saying - in a courteous, roundabout way - ‘No.’
  • I stayed low until we approached the roundabout. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War
  • The roundaboutness of the entire production structure is lengthened. Mises Dailies
  • Some of the country's main thoroughfares converge at the busy Naas Road roundabout next to the Red Cow Inn.
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