a place where three or more roads meet,which has a usually circular area in the middle round which the traffic must go,rather than straight across
indirect,taking a long time to say sth or way to go somewhere
"the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
"the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"
"a roundabout paragraph"
"hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
"a scenic but devious route"
"a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"
"a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"