round trip


noun

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).

Nearby words

  1. round table,
  2. round table, knights of the,
  3. round the bend,
  4. round top,
  5. round tower,
  6. round turn,
  7. round up,
  8. round whitefish,
  9. round window,
  10. round-arm

Origin of round trip

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

Related formsround-trip, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for round trip

round trip

noun

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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