roll-off

noun

: a playoff match in bowling

Examples of roll-off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So far, the MBS roll-off has lagged the Fed’s $35 billion cap because of the slower housing market. Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 There are ten vessels stranded at the Port of Baltimore, including one roll-on/roll-off vessel loaded with cars, farm equipment, and trucks stranded in the port. Lori Ann Larocco, NBC News, 4 Apr. 2024 Normally used to transport vehicles worldwide, the giant roll-on/roll-off vessel has now become a tourist attraction for curious locals who are shuttled out to the massive vessel in small boats. Scott McLean, CNN, 14 Mar. 2024 Police say a Volvo D16 three-axle truck was traveling northbound on West Street with its hydraulic roll-off bed in the elevated position. Harry Harris, The Mercury News, 10 Mar. 2024 Officers responded around 2:30 p.m. near the 1900 block of Graves Court and determined that a roll-off truck was driving toward an exit gate at a facility along Graves Court when Maynor A. Ortega-Garcia, 21, was crossing in front the truck, police said in a news release. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 14 Feb. 2024 Cement mixers, roll-off and dump trucks, which all share a common architecture, will be built first, followed by refuse trucks and terminal tractors. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 7 Dec. 2023 Many photographers consider the ideal bokeh as having a very gentle roll-off, with no sharp edges defining the circle—a Gaussian blur. IEEE Spectrum, 25 Oct. 2016 Initial proposals would have made the second dock terminal skinnier, unequipped for cranes and only capable of handling roll-off loading, which would have cost around $200 million less. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roll-off was in 1886

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“Roll-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roll-off. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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