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round trip

a trip to a given place and back again:
Fares for round trips often have a discount.
a transportation ticket for such a trip.
Pinochle. roundhouse (def 4).
Origin of round trip
1850-55, Americanism
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round-trip, adjective Unabridged
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  • They bark place-names at you, or ask pleasantly about the cost of round-trip versus one-way tickets to Chicago or East Burlap.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
  • The round-trip excursion fare from Williams is $7.50; stopovers being allowed on both railroad and Pullman tickets.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • Two dollars was the round-trip fare, while another dollar was exacted from those who went out upon the harbor.

  • round-trip tickets from Chicago to Cloverdale were furnished any one who wanted to look at the lots.

    Perkins of Portland Ellis Parker Butler
  • The next day he summoned me and held out a round-trip pass from Bareilly to Benares, a number of rupee notes, and two letters.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
British Dictionary definitions for round-trip

round trip

a trip to a place and back again, esp returning by a different route
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round trip

A journey to a given place and back again, usually over the same route; also, a ticket for such a trip. For example, The fare for a round trip is generally lower than for two one-way journeys. [ Mid-1800s ]
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