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roller

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noun roll·er \ˈrō-lər\

Definition of roller

  1. 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 (as a shade) is rolled up

  2. 2 a :  a long heavy ocean wave b :  tumbler 1b

  3. 3 :  one that rolls or performs a rolling operation

  4. 4 :  a slowly rolling ground ball

13th Century

First Known Use of roller

13th century


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roller

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noun rol·ler \ˈrō-lər\

Definition of roller

  1. 1 :  any of various mostly brightly colored nonpasserine Old World birds (family Coraciidae) that perform rolling aerial dives during courtship displays

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1678



ROLLER Defined for Kids

roller

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noun roll·er \ˈrō-lər\

Definition of roller for Students

  1. 1 :  a turning cylinder over or on which something is moved or which is used to press, shape, or smooth something

  2. 2 :  a rod on which something (as a map or hair) is rolled up

  3. 3 :  a small wheel

  4. 4 :  a long heavy wave on the sea


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