traffic circle


Definition of traffic circle

Examples of traffic circle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cars drove up one by one on a December afternoon, around the traffic circle in front of a ballpark in Erie, Pa., a scene that was captured by local news. Samantha Pell Washington Post, Star Tribune, "The teddy bear toss is a hockey tradition. Even in a pandemic, this community kept it going," 19 Jan. 2021 The 2007 killings in the Baghdad traffic circle were among many attacks, large and small, hitting civilians that served to turn even some initial Iraqi supporters of Saddam Hussein’s overthrow against Americans. Eric Tucker And Ellen Knickmeyer,, "Trump pardons in killings of Iraqi civilians by Blackwater employees stir international outcry," 23 Dec. 2020 Turn right and continue to the U.S. 60/93 traffic circle in Wickenburg. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "This sandy Hassayampa River hike is a scenic workout. Here's how to do it," 29 Nov. 2020 The White House also defended the pardons of the four Blackwater employees -- Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard -- convicted of the killing of Iraqi civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle. Justin Sink,, "Trump Pardons Former Campaign Aide, Two Former GOP Lawmakers," 23 Dec. 2020 The stunning underwater traffic circle has been attracting plenty of attention on social media. James Rogers, Fox News, "Incredible underwater roundabout set to open," 7 Dec. 2020 The developer will install a traffic circle at the intersection of the two roads. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside approves homes near San Luis Rey River," 29 Nov. 2020 The pedestal at the center of the St. Charles Avenue traffic circle has stood empty since former Mayor Mitch Landrieu succeeded in removing the Lee statue in 2017. Jeff Adelson,, "See 37 New Orleans streets, sites up for renaming, and who would be newly honored," 26 Nov. 2020 This video is currently not available Drivers rounding a prominent traffic circle in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat can now take in a rather unusual sight: a gilded statue of a dog standing 19 feet tall. Siobhán O'grady, Washington Post, "An autocrat’s best friend: Turkmenistan’s ruler unveils a towering statue of a golden dog," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of traffic circle

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traffic circle was in 1942

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24 Jan 2021

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“Traffic circle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of traffic circle

US : a circular area where two or more roads meet and on which all vehicles must go in the same direction

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