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roundaboutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/ UK

roundabout noun [C] (ON ROAD)

A2 (US traffic circle) a place where three or more roads join and traffic must go around a circular area in the middle, rather than straight across
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  • Take the first left at the roundabout.
  • Take the last turning at the roundabout.

roundabout noun [C] (PLAY EQUIPMENT)

(US merry-go-round) a flat, round piece of equipment in play areas on which children sit or stand and are pushed round and round (US carousel) a large machine at a fair that turns round and has wooden or plastic animals or vehicles on which children ride

roundaboutadjective

uk   us   /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/
not in a simple, direct, or quick way: We took a roundabout route to avoid the accident. He asked me, in a roundabout way, if he could have a salary increase.
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