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1roundabout

adjective round·about \ˈran-də-ˌbat\

: not direct

: not simple, clear, or plain : long and confusing

Full Definition of ROUNDABOUT

:  circuitous, indirect <had to take a roundabout route>
round·about·ness noun

Examples of ROUNDABOUT

  1. He took a roundabout route to town.
  2. In a roundabout way, he told me that my help was not wanted.

First Known Use of ROUNDABOUT

1608

2roundabout

noun

Definition of ROUNDABOUT

1
:  a circuitous route :  detour
2
British :  merry-go-round
3
:  a short close-fitting jacket worn by men and boys especially in the 19th century
4
British :  rotary 2

First Known Use of ROUNDABOUT

1755

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debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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