Meaning of “roundabout” in the English Dictionary

"roundabout" in British English

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roundaboutnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/ us /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/ UK

roundaboutadjective

uk /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/ us /ˈraʊnd.ə.baʊt/

(Definition of “roundabout” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roundabout" in American English

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roundaboutadjective

us /ˈrɑʊnd·əˈbɑʊt/

roundabout adjective (NOT DIRECT)

not simple, direct, or quick:

You took the roundabout way to get here.

roundaboutnoun [ C ]

us /ˈrɑʊnd·əˌbɑʊt/ Br

roundabout noun [ C ] (CIRCLE)

(Definition of “roundabout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)