traffic circle

noun

Definition of traffic circle

Examples of traffic circle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vehicle sideswiped the bus along the traffic circle at Philadelphia Road (Route 7) and Ashford Drive, a little over a mile from the school, then left the scene, police said. S. Wayne Carter Jr., baltimoresun.com, "School bus sideswiped in Harford with students on board, police investigating," 18 Sep. 2019 In Berlin on Monday, around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of the German capital’s Tiergarten park dominated by the landmark Victory Column. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 8 Oct. 2019 In Berlin on Monday, around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of the German capital’s Tiergarten park dominated by the landmark Victory Column. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 8 Oct. 2019 At a traffic circle, a father and daughter clambered into the pickup. New York Times, "‘Our Patience Is Over’: Why Iraqis Are Protesting," 20 Nov. 2019 In Berlin on Monday, around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of the German capital’s Tiergarten park dominated by the landmark Victory Column. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 8 Oct. 2019 In Berlin on Monday, around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of the German capital’s Tiergarten park dominated by the landmark Victory Column. Geir Moulson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Climate activists block roads, march in global protests," 7 Oct. 2019 Around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of the German capital's Tiergarten park dominated by the landmark Victory Column, in a protest that started in the early hours. NBC News, "Protests block roads in European cities, urging climate action," 7 Oct. 2019 Contractors working on the Towson Avalon apartment complex have requested that East Joppa Road at the Towson traffic circle be temporarily closed next weekend to remove two tower cranes. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Joppa Road at Towson traffic circle to close next weekend to remove construction cranes," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of traffic circle

1942, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2019

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“Traffic circle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traffic%20circle. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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traffic circle

noun

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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