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traffic circle

noun
1.
a circular arrangement constructed at the intersection of two or more roads in order to facilitate the passage of vehicles from one road to another.
Also called rotary; British, roundabout.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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traffic circle

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a road junction in which traffic streams circulate around a central island Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) roundabout
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