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
Also called rotary; British, roundabout. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for traffic circle

roundabout, circle, rotary

British Dictionary definitions for traffic circle

traffic circle

  1. US and Canadian a road junction in which traffic streams circulate around a central islandAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): roundabout
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