Pronunciation: ( —adj.round"u-bout', round'u-bout"; —n.round'u-bout"),[key] —adj. 1. circuitous or indirect, as a road, journey, method, statement or person.
2. (of clothing) cut circularly at the bottom; having no tails, train, or the like.
—n. 1. a short, close-fitting coat or jacket worn by men or boys, esp. in the 19th century.
2. Brit.a merry-go-round.
3. a circuitous or indirect road, method, etc.
4. Chiefly Brit.See traffic circle.