Definition of Traffic circle

1. Noun. A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island. "The accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"

Exact synonyms: Circle, Rotary, Roundabout
Generic synonyms: Junction
Group relationships: Road, Route

Definition of Traffic circle

1. Noun. (American English) an intersection with a circular shape and, usually, a central island ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Traffic Circle

traffic beam
traffic beams
traffic boy
traffic boys
traffic calming
traffic calmings
traffic circle (current term)
traffic circles
traffic cone
traffic cones
traffic control
traffic cop
traffic court
traffic island
traffic islands
traffic jam
traffic jams
traffic lane
traffic light
traffic lights
traffic of influence

Literary usage of Traffic circle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. New Jersey, a Guide to Its Present and Past (2007)
"By the traffic circle is (L) Camden's CENTRAL AIRPORT, a stop for four transcontinental ... At 58.7 m., at a traffic circle, is the junction with State 47 ..."

2. Adventure Guide to the Alps by Krista Dana (2004)
"The center of Verbier proper is Place Centrale, the traffic circle at the end of Rue de Verbier. From Place Centrale, the town fans out and up the ..."

3. Cycling in France by Carole Saint-Laurent (2003)
"Ride to the traffic circle and take Rue du 28-Juin-1944; ... Keep going until you reach a traffic circle marked by big colouring crayons. ..."

4. Belize by Vivien Lougheed (2005)
"At the large traffic circle with many flags in its center, go straight ahead onto Central American Boulevard. Cross the Belcan Bridge (built by Canadians ..."

5. Skating Unrinked: An Insider's Guide to Skating Trails in the San Francisco by Richard Katz (1994)
"When you get to a traffic circle, the trail is at an official end. Note that east of the traffic circle is a path along the water, once again lovely and ..."

6. Adventure Guide to Venice & the Veneto by Marissa Fabris (2005)
"From the traffic circle in Romano d'Ezzelino, follow signs for Cima Grappa (you can access the route for Borso del Grappa and Possagno from this same ..."

7. Adventure Guide to Provence and the Cote D'Azur by Ferne Arfin (2005)
"At the next traffic circle (about .5 km/.33 mile) go half-way around and exit onto the ... After 4.4 km/2% miles, you will come to another traffic circle. ..."

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