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roll·​out ˈrōl-ˌau̇t How to pronounce rollout (audio)
: the public introduction of a new aircraft
broadly : the widespread public introduction of a new product
: a football play in which the quarterback rolls to the left or right

roll out

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rolled out; rolling out; rolls out

intransitive verb

: to get out of bed

transitive verb

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

Example Sentences

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
Several years later, Steven Spielberg’s The Post, another tale about investigative journalism, likewise opted to rollout slowly. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2022 As the car industry plans a major rollout of electric vehicles, the project faces serious gridlock: There aren’t enough places to charge the vehicles, but there aren’t yet enough customers to justify a widespread expansion of charging stations. Bart Ziegler, WSJ, 12 Nov. 2022 The series, which is currently airing on private broadcaster MEGA, will launch on Netflix in Greece and Cyprus on Dec. 19, ahead of a worldwide rollout in early 2023. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 11 Nov. 2022 The changes continue what has been a tumultuous rollout under Musk, who purchased the platform for $44 billion last month. Rob Wile, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2022 Its efficacy drops to about 35% after 4 years—so low that WHO first staged a multiyear pilot rollout in three African countries before deciding to recommend the shots’ wider use on the continent last year. Bygretchen Vogel,, 3 Nov. 2022 The state plans to spend millions more, despite a difficult rollout last year that generated thousands of complaints from licensees who were unable to use the system as planned. Edward Mckinley, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Oct. 2022 The Broncos’ final play was a disaster — a shotgun, drop-back pass from 1 yard away instead of a handoff or a play-action rollout for Wilson. Ben Volin,, 8 Oct. 2022 The company plans a commercial rollout in southern Europe in late 2022. WIRED, 8 Oct. 2022
West Haven is among the first grant recipients to roll out its food scrap collection program and will become the first city in the state to offer a curbside food scrap program starting today. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 7 Nov. 2022 On the weekend, Twitter rolled out the new $7.99 monthly subscription, which would give subscribers a blue checkmark, but an internal post shows that the company will wait until after the midterms to roll out this feature. José Adorno, BGR, 7 Nov. 2022 Still, marketing to LGBT consumers can be tricky due to political tensions as well as consumer skepticism, particularly when big companies roll out Pride Month campaigns in June but are seen as not following through on standing up for LGBT rights. Patrick Coffee, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2022 Speculation over a potential NBCUniversal-Paramount Global merger was raised when Comcast unveiled an agreement to form the SkyShowtime joint venture with Paramount in more than 20 European markets to roll out a joint streaming service. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Oct. 2022 Facing fourth-and-11 from their own 43, the Bees ran a play that called for Stoddard to roll out to his left. Joe Magill, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2022 There’s still time for the Sox to roll out Big Papi three more times before the season ends at Fenway Wednesday. Dan Shaughnessy,, 30 Sep. 2022 On Friday, the House Republican leader will stand with other lawmakers to roll out the GOP agenda, offering a portrait of party unity despite the uneasy coalition that makes up the House minority — and the Republican Party itself. CBS News, 23 Sep. 2022 The moves come on the eve of the Labor Day rush and a vow from the Department of Transportation to roll out an online dashboard that more easily allows passengers to view their rights as consumers with comparative information on each airline. Pete Muntean, CNN, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1884, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of rollout was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Rollout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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