roll·​out | \ ˈrōl-ˌau̇t How to pronounce rollout (audio) \

Definition of rollout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the public introduction of a new aircraft broadly : the widespread public introduction of a new product
2 : a football play in which the quarterback rolls to the left or right

roll out

rolled out; rolling out; rolls out

Definition of roll out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to get out of bed

transitive verb

: to introduce (something, such as a new product) especially for widespread sale to the public

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Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of rollout in a Sentence

Noun the national rollout of a new wireless service Verb you'll have to roll out by at least 8:00 a.m. in order to get there on time
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun DeWine, who is announcing a rollout of reopening procedures for businesses and institutions, has not yet stated policies for reopening museums. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Cleveland Museum of Art plans to reopen in June with limited admission, mandatory coronavirus protocols," 12 May 2020 Still, studios like Universal remain tempted by PVOD because of favorable economics: Roughly 80% of digital rental or purchase fees are retained by the studio in a streaming rollout, compared to just 50% of box office sales. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "AMC is at war with Universal Pictures. Is it a fair fight?," 1 May 2020 The site initially was intended to do a slow rollout, said David Rose, Bookshop’s executive director. Richard A. Marini,, "San Antonio area’s independent bookstores get a lifeline from new online retailer Bookshop," 24 Apr. 2020 The site, called Project Baseline, is expected for a nationwide rollout. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, "Trump shames reporters for coverage of partnership with Google to fight coronavirus," 16 Mar. 2020 DeWine's plan to re-open Ohio involves a rollout by sector and date over the next two weeks. cleveland, "Restaurant owners support Gov. Mike DeWine’s cautious approach to re-opening business in Ohio," 28 Apr. 2020 For starters, the Treasury Department wants to ask Congress for an additional $250 billion for the Small Business Administration's new loan program after the $350 billion program experienced a rocky rollout. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for April 8: Coronavirus, White House, health, Navy, stimulus bill," 8 Apr. 2020 On Tuesday, President Trump who was supposed to oversee the administration’s management of a $2 trillion stimulus package, which has seen a rocky rollout. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, "Wall Street poised for a rebound after volatile session," 8 Apr. 2020 Facebook says that the News tab is still being tested and a gradual rollout had always been planned. Steven Levy, Wired, "Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find," 30 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Trump administration has been widely criticized for initially suggesting the outbreak might not be widespread and for not rolling out testing more quickly. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Joe Biden blasts Trump ahead of Michigan visit, chastises him for threats to funding," 21 May 2020 It’s taken a tiny step forward on that front by rolling out extension sync support to business customers. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft adds Edge features: Sidebar search, Pinterest tie-ins and more," 19 May 2020 The glitches and public relations headache for the nonprofit testing giant has raised questions about how the College Board might roll out an online, at-home version of the SAT college entrance exam come fall. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, "AP exam issues prompt College Board to offer email option. It's too late for thousands of students who will have to test again.," 18 May 2020 The country is gradually emerging from lockdown, with almost every state rolling out phased reopening plans for schools, entertainment venues, and non-essential retailers. Claire Gillespie,, "Is It Safe to Go to the Doctor’s Office For Non-COVID Care Right Now?," 15 May 2020 Unlike many of the apps rolling out across Europe now and soon in the United States, Aarogya Setu traces potentially infected people's movements via GPS rather than Bluetooth data alone. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "India's Covid-19 Contract Tracing App Could Leak Patient Locations," 6 May 2020 Now, the company is giving us all the more reason to love them by rolling out a multifaceted relief program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Benjamin Moore Is Making Hand Sanitizer in Its New Jersey Factory," 4 May 2020 Around the world, authorities have released or plan to roll out contact-tracing apps. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "Digital privacy is being threatened as governments attempt to stop coronavirus," 2 May 2020 She’s been charged with rolling out new processes and features for clients to engage with bankers remotely. Staff, Indianapolis Star, "Our Hoosier life: One day in Indiana under coronavirus," 23 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of rollout


1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1884, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of rollout was in 1884

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17 May 2020

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“Rollout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rollout

: an occasion when a new product or service is first offered for sale or use

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