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

arise, get up, rise, turn out, uprise

Antonyms: Verb

bed (down), retire, turn in

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Examples of rollout in a Sentence


the national rollout of a new wireless service


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

However, the full rollout probably won’t be complete until 2023. Jon Chesto,, "Kendall Square businesses, citing a ‘state of emergency,’ demand revenue to fix the T," 24 June 2019 The rollout had been in the works since early this year, but the urgency has become heightened since the viral video of officers pointing a gun at the family after a 4-year-old girl was suspected of stealing a doll from a Family Dollar store. Rocky Baier, azcentral, "Body cameras rolled out to Phoenix police in South Mountain area," 20 June 2019 Unfortunately, and all too predictably, the rollout of RCS has been terrible (especially in the US). Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google is finally taking charge of the RCS rollout," 17 June 2019 But the rollout was fraught: some children were turned away because of lack of space, according to news reports. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "In Ghana, Free High School Brings Opportunity and Grumbling," 15 June 2019 The reforms are now rolling out, and the rollout has been uneven. Washington Post, "Mothers say Air Force fails amid child sex assaults reports," 12 June 2019 That rollout is still in progress and the company is being cautious so as not to degrade customers’ service. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "The Sticky Wi-Fi Problem: Why Your Phone Hangs Up on You," 6 Dec. 2018 The White House said the rollout of the plan had been in the works for months. Catherine Lucey, The Seattle Times, "Trump pitches policy in final midterm message," 27 Oct. 2018 Huawei's smartphone sales have suffered and its rollout of 5G technology has slowed since the United States last month placed it on an export blacklist that bars American companies from selling it components without a license. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, "Xiaomi asked art majors to help design its latest smartphones," 24 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The company is training its algorithms to check for misinformation, creating a team responsible for developing and rolling out new tools, and hiring a consultant to train employees to check census-related content, the report said. Bloomberg News,, "Facebook to ban census interference to allay count worries," 1 July 2019 The new map is already available in select cities and states, Apple says, and will roll out across the whole U.S by the end of this year and to more countries in 2020. Edward Baig, USA TODAY, "Apple launches iOS 13 public beta: 10 reasons to get the software now if you're feeling brave," 25 June 2019 In 2015, Amazon debuted a marketplace for local professional services, and Facebook rolled out a section where local businesses could list their home services. Danielle Abril, Fortune, "Yelp Details Growth Plan Amid Depressed Share Price and Investor Unrest," 25 June 2019 Comcast remotes already have voice-control, but now the company will be rolling out devices that allow users to use their gaze like a computer mouse. Alex Baker-whitcomb, WIRED, "Your Google Calendar Isn't Safe, an Eye-Controlled TV, and More News," 17 June 2019 Both programmes were expensive, small and run by committed teams, involving a greater level of intervention than the large-scale pre-kindergarten programs being rolled out today. The Economist, "The benefits of pre-schooling may extend for generations," 11 June 2019 So Texas created a Maternal Early Warning System for early diagnosis and intervention, and also rolled out sets of best practices for hospitals and providers. Anna Claire Vollers |,, "These volunteers teamed up to investigate deaths of moms in Alabama," 11 June 2019 Harris, for example, announced her first local elected official endorsement more than two weeks ago, and Booker rolled out an Iowa steering committee at the start of this month. Philip Elliott, Time, "Joe Biden Is Ahead in the Iowa Polls. But His Rivals Are Ahead on Organizing," 11 June 2019 The city will start issuing certificates March 1, 2021 and will roll out the program by by ZIP code. Rachel Dissell,, "Cleveland City Council legislation aims for “systemic change” in approach to lead poisoning," 3 June 2019

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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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13 Jul 2019

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The first known use of rollout was in 1884

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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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