- 1 British term for traffic circle.
- 2 British term for merry-go-round.More example sentences
- Drinkers can gaze into distorting mirrors, try out the dodgems or roundabouts or have their fortunes read.
- The rule has been applied to water, fire, gas, electricity, chemicals, explosions, fumes, flag-poles, fairground roundabouts, and even gypsies.
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- 1Not following a short direct route; circuitous: we need to take a roundabout route to throw off any pursuitMore example sentences
- She shook her head angrily but followed a roundabout route to Raban's shop.
- My chief of staff selected this roundabout route to throw the news media off our trail.
- Congestion may also be heavier on some routes into town, particularly on more direct roads, than on other routes, such as roundabout routes through neighborhood and city streets.
- 1.1Not saying what is meant clearly and directly; circumlocutory: in a roundabout way, he was fishing for informationMore example sentences
- He does not explicate this roundabout reference to circumcision.
- Wendy spent the next few minutes explaining what went on over the weekend in roundabout and, shall we say, not totally accurate terms.
- It's clear that he is locked in his own world now, from his careful - and almost always roundabout - way of answering questions to the faint, humbled tone with which he speaks.