traffic circle

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  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.

Origin of traffic circle

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for traffic circle

traffic circle

  1. US and 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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