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noun
  1. a trip to a given place and back again: Fares for round trips often have a discount.
  2. a transportation ticket for such a trip.
  3. Pinochle. roundhouse(def 4).
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Origin of round trip

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Related formsround-trip, adjective
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  • He does not ask for a round-trip ticket, but for a return ticket.

    The American Language

    Henry L. Mencken

  • Some good fairy sent us round-trip tickets, but we dont know who it was.

    Polly in New York

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • The result is that most of the drummers to-day have their own automobiles and make the round-trip in three or four days.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow

    Edward Hungerford

  • 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

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

    Perkins of Portland

    Ellis Parker Butler


British Dictionary definitions for round trip

round trip

noun
  1. a trip to a place and back again, esp returning by a different route
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with round trip

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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