rev·​o·​lute ˈre-və-ˌlüt How to pronounce revolute (audio)
: rolled backward or downward
a leaf with revolute margins

Word History


borrowed from New Latin revolūtus, going back to Latin, past participle of revolvere "to roll back" — more at revolve

First Known Use

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of revolute was circa 1753

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Cite this Entry

“Revolute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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