1. Circuitous; going round; indirect; as, roundabout speech.
We have taken a terrible roundabout road.Burke.
2. Encircling; enveloping; comprehensive. "Large, sound, roundabout sense." Locke.
1. A horizontal wheel or frame, commonly with wooden horses, etc., on which children ride; a merry-go-
2. A dance performed in a circle. Goldsmith.
3. A short, close jacket worn by boys, sailors, etc.
4. A state or scene of constant change, or of recurring labor and vicissitude. Cowper.
(Round"a*bout`ness), n. The quality of being roundabout; circuitousness.
(Round"-arm`) a. (Cricket) Applied to the method delivering the ball in bowling, by swinging
the arm horizontally. R. A. Proctor.
(Round"-backed`) a. Having a round back or shoulders; round-shouldered.
(Round"ed), a. (Phonetics) Modified by contraction of the lip opening; labialized; labial. See
Guide to Pronunciation, § 11.