ro·​la·​mite | \ ˈrōləˌmīt \
plural -s

Definition of rolamite

: a nearly frictionless elementary mechanism consisting of two or more rollers inserted in the loops of a flexible metal or plastic band with the band acting to turn the rollers whose movement can be directed to perform various functions

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First Known Use of rolamite

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rolamite

roll + -amite, of unknown origin

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“Rolamite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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