traffic circle


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In Sderot, the menorah was placed at the center of a traffic circle in a residential neighborhood. Cnaan Liphshiz,, "Dutch Christians donate Europe’s largest menorah to rocket-battered Israeli city Sderot," 10 Sep. 2019 The trailer of a truck towing a construction vehicle overturned in a Hampstead traffic circle at the south end of the Md. 30 bypass Friday morning, tangling up traffic for early commuters. Mary Grace Keller,, "Trailer carrying construction equipment overturns in Hampstead traffic circle," 6 Sep. 2019 Fort Worth, under the tents in the parking lot of Texas Outdoors, on the Weatherford traffic circle (the confluence of U.S. 377, State Highway 183 and Camp Bowie). Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "Find spicy Hatch chile snacks, peak okra and other summer farm goods in Coppell," 27 Aug. 2019 Statues of her overlook fortresses and traffic circles. USA Today, "Were Wanda Tucker’s ancestors America’s first slaves? A difficult search for answers in far-away Angola," 22 Aug. 2019 Bear right at the small traffic circle and look for the parking area on the left just past Hunting Lodge Apartments. Peter Marteka,, "Swallowed up by the natural world near the bustling UConn campus," 26 July 2019 Prosecutors charged that Slatten, of Sparta, Tennessee, was the first to fire shots in the September 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. NBC News, "Former Blackwater security contractor sentenced to life in Iraq shootings," 14 Aug. 2019 Fort Worth, under the tents in the parking lot of Texas Outdoors, on the Weatherford traffic circle (the confluence of U.S. 377, State Highway 183 and Camp Bowie). Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "This Fort Worth farmers market has all locally-grown goods, including apples and giant tomatoes," 12 Aug. 2019 But running back Tarik Cohen, who sped through a traffic circle twice, laying rubber in a Polaris Slingshot, threw out the D-word after climbing out of his distinctive ride. Brad Biggs,, "The Bears aren’t shying away from lofty expectations, but now it’s time to go to work: ‘We haven’t put anything on a T-shirt yet’," 25 July 2019

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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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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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