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 The play-fake followed by keeper/rollout action misdirected and slowed the Eagles’ four-man pass rush. Rich Campbell,, "5 observations from rewatching the Bears’ loss to the Eagles, including repeated self-destruction on first-and-10 and Tarik Cohen’s funk," 6 Nov. 2019 The Belasco run was planned for Netflix’s rollout independently of those negotiations. Nancy Coleman, New York Times, "‘The Irishman’ on Broadway: Phone Booths, Broadsheets and Jimmy Hoffa Stickers," 4 Nov. 2019 Taste also retooled the Starbucks rollout with steps that included the addition of a blonde roast in response to requests from customers for mellower coffee. Brian Browdie, Quartz Africa, "Starbucks has failed in South Africa so far but is set for a do over," 4 Nov. 2019 John Fithian, president and chief executive of National Association of Theater Owners on Friday lamented Netflix’s rollout of one of the year’s most acclaimed films, from one of cinema’s top filmmakers. Washington Post, "Theater owners: ‘The Irishman’ ‘deserved better’ release," 2 Nov. 2019 But on that afternoon in May 2018, Joe Grogan refused to sign off on either the remarks or the policy rollout. Lev Facher, STAT, "How Joe Grogan, a former pharma lobbyist, upended Trump’s drug pricing agenda," 22 Oct. 2019 This isn't surprising, given that Verizon's early 5G rollout relies heavily on millimeter-wave signals that don't travel far and are easily blocked by walls and other obstacles. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Verizon’s 5G network can’t cover an entire basketball arena, either," 21 Oct. 2019 The company is giving the film an unusual rollout—a few weeks in theaters starting Nov. 1 to qualify for the Oscars and give fans a chance to catch the film on the big screen, before debuting on the streaming service Nov. 27. James Hibberd,, "Inside Martin Scorsese's The Irishman fight: 'Nobody would give us the money'," 17 Oct. 2019 Chamberlain said, noting that CBS' international rollout for its CBS All Access streaming platform will be more piecemeal than some of its competitors. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "MIPCOM: Free TV Alive and Kicking Despite SVOD Boom," 16 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Chinese telecom carriers rolled out their commercial 5G plans only this month, with the cheapest option costing just under $20. Jane Li, Quartz, "Forget about 5G, China has kicked off its development of 6G," 7 Nov. 2019 The company rolled out popular new drinks, like nitro cold brew and pumpkin cream cold brew, to all U.S. stores in its fiscal fourth quarter. Dee-ann Durbin,, "New drinks help Starbucks pull in more US, Chinese customers," 7 Nov. 2019 Last month, Truly rolled out a new recipe for the beverage for all of its flavors. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Bud Light Seltzer is coming out with hard seltzer," 6 Nov. 2019 Uber, for example, rolled out an uppercase logo in late 2016 only to replace it with mixed case two years later. Washington Post, "Move fast and capitalize things: Facebook unveils new logo," 5 Nov. 2019 Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim rolled out endorsements from three top Democrats Friday, just days before city voters go to the polls. Daniela Altimari,, "Blumenthal, Murphy and Himes endorse Joe Ganim in Bridgeport," 2 Nov. 2019 Some of Houston’s vibrant art cars even rolled out for the event. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "‘Ode to our loved ones’ Houstonians celebrate Día de los Muertos at Discovery Green," 2 Nov. 2019 Even in the 1970s, new military airplanes rolled out every four to five years. Wired, "Opinion: Let's Ensure Tech Innovation Gets to the Military," 1 Nov. 2019 In addition to an on-site gas station, BJ's recently rolled out a new program allowing customers to get discounts on gas. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "10 things we learned about the new BJ's Wholesale Club on our sneak peek visit," 1 Nov. 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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The first known use of rollout was in 1884

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16 Nov 2019

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“Rollout.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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