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Dictionary definition for: Roundabout

1. (n) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"

2. (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"

3. (n) large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride on

4. (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"

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