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meanings of roundabout


  1. A short, close-fitting coat or jacket worn by men or boys, especially in the 19th century.
  2. A detour.
  3. A horizontal wheel which rotates around a central axis when pushed and on which children ride, often found in parks as a children's play apparatus.
  4. A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island.
  5. A round dance.
  6. A fairground carousel.


  1. Indirect, circuitous, or circumlocutionary.
  2. Encircling; enveloping; comprehensive.

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