traffic circle

noun

Definition of traffic circle

Examples of traffic circle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His administration also announced plans to transfer ownership of the grassy island in the middle of a traffic circle where the statue was located to the city of Richmond. NBC News, 6 Dec. 2021 Eventually the state put concrete barriers and metal fencing all around the traffic circle, and police rousted overnight campers. Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2021 Vehicles traveling fast dump off I-91 into the traffic circle near Bushnell Park. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, 6 Mar. 2022 But the city of Richmond asked the state to remove the pedestal, as well, in preparation for deeding the traffic circle around it back to the city. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021 The trail would extend three-quarters of a mile across the city’s southeast corner between the boulevard intersection at Cedar Avenue and the SOM Center Road traffic circle. Steven Litt, cleveland, 21 Jan. 2022 The plan got the approval of Sherman Park resident Jordan Morales, who recently took matters into his own hands with an improvised traffic circle that slowed drivers in his neighborhood. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Dec. 2021 The father of two girls from Ras al-Ayn joined a line of reinforcements at a nearby traffic circle. Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2022 At a nearby traffic circle in the center of Hasaka, a New York Times team took cover along with local journalists and civilians caught in the middle as S.D.F. forces traded fire with ISIS gunmen. New York Times, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of traffic circle

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traffic%20circle. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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