road roller

noun

: one that rolls roadways
specifically : a machine with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roadbeds

Examples of road roller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another team uses a road roller to run over the mines and explode them. David Hambling, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of road roller was in 1820

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“Road roller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20roller. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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