Definition of Roundabout way

1. Noun. A roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked).

Exact synonyms: Detour
Generic synonyms: Road, Route
Derivative terms: Detour

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roundabout Way

round the Horn
round the bend
round the clock
round the twist
round top
round trip
round trips
round tuit
round tuits
round turn
round turns
round up
round whitefish
round window
roundabout way (current term)
rounded down
rounded off
rounded out
rounded up
rounded vowel
rounded vowels

Literary usage of Roundabout way

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1. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... Tor the rotation [of crops], -tenko crank, -tie roundabout way; circuitous route, detour; ... In a roundabout way, by Indirect means, -tihtl planet; ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1895)
"Juries may frequently adopt a roundabout way of arriving at a proper conclusion, but if their course can be followed with certainty by the court, ..."

3. Literary Pilgrimages in New England to the Homes of Famous Makers of by Edwin Monroe Bacon (1902)
"While we were thus chatting we had left the neighborhood, and were strolling by a roundabout way toward "down-town." At length in Main Street and the ..."

4. Young Japan: Yokohama and Yedo by John R Black (1881)
"... were converted into certainty; but wo now had an amusing instance of the curious roundabout way in which such events are made public in Japan. ..."

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