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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
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55
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round-trip, adjective Unabridged
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  • It asked £20 for the round trip, about four times what I had with me.

    The New Germany George Young
  • It would have been easier to have made the round trip from Saint-Raphal.

    Riviera Towns Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • It was a chance; but Minna, after walking down to the ferry slips, found that the round trip would cost her twenty cents.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • Visalia to Giant Forest, round trip, rail and stage, $13.30.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • And through carrying this coal your ships lose from a week to ten days and some times two weeks' on every round trip.

  • Merced to Yosemite Village, round trip, rail and stage, $18.50.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • The line hired steamers and fined them a hundred dollars if the round trip was not made in eight days.

  • Westwood may also be reached from San Francisco; round trip, $20.00.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
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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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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