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roller

noun roll·er \ ˈrō-lər \

Definition of roller

1 a : a revolving cylinder over or on which something is moved or which is used to press, shape, spread, or smooth something
b : a cylinder or rod on which something (such as a shade) is rolled up
2 a : a long heavy ocean wave
b : tumbler 1b
3 : one that rolls or performs a rolling operation
4 : a slowly rolling ground ball

First Known Use of roller

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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roller

noun rol·ler \ ˈrō-lər \

Definition of roller

1 : any of various mostly brightly colored nonpasserine Old World birds (family Coraciidae) that perform rolling aerial dives during courtship displays
2 : a canary having a song in which the notes are soft and run together

Origin and Etymology of roller

German, from rollen to roll, reverberate, from Middle French roller — more at roll


ROLLER Defined for Kids

roller

noun roll·er \ ˈrō-lər \

Definition of roller for Students

1 : a turning cylinder over or on which something is moved or which is used to press, shape, or smooth something
2 : a rod on which something (as a map or hair) is rolled up
3 : a small wheel
4 : a long heavy wave on the sea

Medical Dictionary

roller

medical Definition of roller

— see tongue roller


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