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A winding, or roundabout, way.
by-pass, digression, divergence.
clear, secondary highway, circuitous route, road, angle, range, deviation, deflection, skirt, passage, circumnavigate, shave, pass, divagation, roundabout way, departure, circuit, approach, diversion, way, go around, direction, avoid, track, temporary route, pass by, course, indirect way, bypass, back road, path, divergency, line, bypath, circumvent, byway, service road, round, alternate highway.
Examples of usage:
There I had a trench cut across the track to the camp we had quitted, and also buried a letter for Kennedy, in which I instructed him to avoid that detour which might have otherwise led him into scrubs.
Mr. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
The other pursuers made a detour on horseback to cut off the robbers as they passed over some open ground in advance.
- "The Settler and the Savage", R.M. Ballantyne.
The purpose in making such a long detour, whatever it was, had been accomplished.
driver's - "The Boy Scout Aviators", George Durston.
- deture (56%)
- detor (20%)
- detoure (8%)
- detrout (8%)
- detore (8%)
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