from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A circular one-way road at a junction of thoroughfares, facilitating an uninterrupted flow of traffic. Also called regionally rotary.
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- n. an intersection with a circular shape and, usually, a central island
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- n. a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
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Jack West Jr. sped around the huge multilaned traffic circle that surrounded the Arc de Triomphe, whipping through traffic in a rented four-wheel-drive SUV.