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 & Antonyms for rollout

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 As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues, many countries are re-opening their borders, and travelers are feeling more confident again. Erica Lamberg, Robb Report, 12 June 2021 Vaccine hesitancy has been a significant fear amid the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, as countries like France and Japan have historically been heavily resistant to vaccines. Alison Durkee, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Tracking the progress of the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout Of 9,770 diagnostic tests reported Monday, 340 yielded positive results — a positivity rate of 3.48%. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 2 June 2021 Videos similar to the one from TikTok have been circulating on social media since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in December. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 26 May 2021 Other businesses have gotten in on the giveaways during the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, offering everything from free doughnuts and beer to weed and amusement park tickets, with proof of vaccination. Elizabeth Yuko, Rolling Stone, 18 May 2021 Public officials have been eager to ease unpopular mask mandates as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout reaches more people. Jonathan Wosen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2021 As the vaccination rollout has sped up, many of us have tentatively embraced real-world group activities again. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 3 June 2021 Local opposition to the Olympics has been mounting in Japan as the country faces a Covid-19 surge and slow vaccination rollout, with Tokyo and other areas of the country under a state of emergency due to the pandemic. Alison Durkee, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The campaign was hard to roll out to Hartford’s transient population with low home ownership and high turnover. Rebecca Lurye,, 12 June 2021 Later this year, Xcel Energy, the state's largest utility, plans to roll out 70 mostly Level 2 chargers in underserved areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, working in partnership with the two cities. Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune, 12 June 2021 In early 2016, the CCRB completed a draft report about officers’ use of Tasers, which the NYPD was beginning to roll out more widely. Eric Umansky, ProPublica, 11 June 2021 While community efforts to reduce reckless driving begin to roll out this summer, some are calling for more aggressive action to be taken. Christian Robles, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2021 The Ajax is designed to roll out, gather information about enemy forces, and slug it out with adversaries if necessary. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 June 2021 Across the country, federal rent aid dollars have been slow and complicated to roll out, according to reports in The New York Times and Vox. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 8 June 2021 Among other things, Facebook plans to roll out audio features with subscription plans, introduce a marketplace where brands and influencers can link up and launch a subscription newsletter service, Bulletin. Abram Brown, Forbes, 7 June 2021 After finishing the meningitis pilot study, DeRisi and Imam started to roll out IDseq more widely. New York Times, 3 June 2021

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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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21 Jun 2021

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“Rollout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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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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