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roulette

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1roulette

noun rou·lette \rü-ˈlet\

: a game in which a small ball is dropped onto a numbered wheel that is spinning and players bet on which numbered section the ball will rest in

Full Definition of ROULETTE

1
a :  a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in
b :  something involving a high degree of chance and unpredictability
2
a :  any of various toothed wheels or disks (as for producing rows of dots on engraved plates or for making short consecutive incisions in paper to facilitate subsequent division)
b :  tiny slits between rows of stamps in a sheet that are made by a roulette and serve as an aid in separation — compare perforation

Origin of ROULETTE

French, literally, small wheel, from Old French roelete, diminutive of roele wheel, rowel, from Late Latin rotella, diminutive of Latin rota wheel — more at roll
First Known Use: 1745

2roulette

verb
rou·lett·edrou·lett·ing

Definition of ROULETTE

transitive verb
:  to make roulettes in

First Known Use of ROULETTE

1867

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