roll film


Definition of roll film

: a strip of film for still camera use wound on a spool

Examples of roll film in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In her appreciation of Ellis after his death in 1989, Post photographer Linda Wheeler wrote that even after photojournalists switched from sheet film to roll film, Ellis preferred to load his 35mm Nikons with 20-frame rolls. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In 1936, Washington got a jolt from a photograph of a monumental lightning strike," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of roll film

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Roll film.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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