traffic circle


Examples of traffic circle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Friday, a group of settlers gathered at a traffic circle outside the Palestinian village of Taybeh, near Ramallah. Susannah George, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 But perhaps no town has gone round and round—and round and round—with as much verve as this community has over a traffic circle. Scott Calvert, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2023 The next phase, which includes improvements from Jupiter Street to Moorgate Road, was to include three traffic circle roundabouts, but negotiations with private property owners to obtain part of the land needed for one of the roundabouts — the Bishop’s Gate Road roundabout — have been unsuccessful. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Mar. 2022 If the main event is too much, there’s also the 30-mile Roundabout Route, focused on traffic circles, and the more leisurely Triangle Route. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 After a tense standoff that lasted more than an hour, heavy clashes broke out near a traffic circle near the police lines. Constant Méheut,, 1 July 2023 Piles of burning tires and garbage containers littered traffic circles. Nasser Nasser and Josef Federman, Anchorage Daily News, 4 July 2023 As cars spin around a major traffic circle in Zambia’s capital, they are greeted by a towering statue of a white rooster perched in its grassy center, advertising a local poultry company. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Aug. 2023 The driver then crashed into a concrete structure that is part of a traffic circle at the intersection of South Santa Fe Avenue and Pala Vista Drive, sheriff’s officials said. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traffic circle was in 1914

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“Traffic circle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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