noun (plurale tantum, plural only)
- indirect or roundabout ways of talking; circumlocution
- indirect or roundabout routes or directions
Etymology: Old French ambages (French ambages), from Latin ambages, from ambi- + agere "to drive".
- 1993: Paris put fear into him, a city of monstrous size to which London was but a market town. Its ambages of streets bewildered. (Burgess, A Dead Man In Deptford)
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