traffic circle

traffic circle
An intersection, sometimes involving several streets, intended to facilitate traffic in moving from one street to another by being arranged and posted for movement of vehicles one way and in a circle. 7 Am J2d Auto § 203.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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