Synonyms for detour
- alternate route
- back road
- circuitous route
- roundabout way
- secondary highway
- service road
- temporary route
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DETOUR
"Some detour," the scoutmaster said with an air of infinite relief.
The tide had come in and I had to make quite a detour to get to you.
Sarka had noted where the end of it had been, and started to detour, his eyes on the floor.
These hills are exceedingly varied, so that the detour of the place is very pleasing.
Hastily mounting a mule he made a detour of the straw stack and reported.
We might make a detour and get into the road again later on.
Crossing the board walk, they made a detour and reached the house.
The whole lake from Mackinaw to the Detour is studded with islands.
But we have learned our lesson, and this morning we made a detour and have got past them.
Pedestrians had to make a detour into the street in order to get past.