"roundabout" in the noun sense
1. traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout
a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
"the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
2. carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig
a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
"roundabout" in the adjective sense
1. circuitous, roundabout
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"
2. devious, circuitous, roundabout
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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