roundabout: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (adj.round"u-bout', round'u-bout"n.round'u-bout"), [key]
— adj.
  1. circuitous or indirect, as a road, journey, method, statement or person.
  2. (of clothing) cut circularly at the bottom; having no tails, train, or the like.
  1. a short, close-fitting coat or jacket worn by men or boys, esp. in the 19th century.
  2. a merry-go-round.
  3. a circuitous or indirect road, method, etc.
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