traffic-circle

traffic circle

noun
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:
1945–50

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traffic circle
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): roundabout a road junction in which traffic streams circulate around a central island

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