roundabout  

  • Definition of roundabout

    • (n): large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride on  
    • (n): a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"  
    • (s): 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"  
    • (s): 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"  

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