Meaning of rond-point in English:

rond-point

Pronunciation /ˈrɒ̃pwã/

noun

  • 1In a town or city: a circus or roundabout at which roads converge.

    Chiefly in French contexts, but also adopted elsewhere in Town Planning.

  • 2In a garden, wood, etc.: a circular space or centre from which paths radiate.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Galignani's New Paris Guide. From French rond-point circular space or centre from which paths in a garden, wood, or park radiate, circus or roundabout at which roads converge from rond + point.