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

The rollout during Alabama’s home opener did not go very well. New York Times, "Orwellabama? Crimson Tide Track Locations to Keep Students at Games," 12 Sep. 2019 Within seven years of this program’s 2009 rollout, the rate of mothers with schoolchildren who were employed increased by more than 10 percentage points. Leah Ruppanner, The Conversation, "Free preschool, longer school days and affordable day care help keep moms in the paid workforce," 12 Sep. 2019 There’s a lot involved in the rollout, from the story to the videos to the comic book. Rob Ledonne, Billboard, "'Harry Potter,' Anime & Greek Mythology: Lindsey Stirling on What Inspired 'Artemis'," 10 Sep. 2019 Under the rollout, about half of riders have access to it now. Tricia Nadolny, USA TODAY, "Rape, assault allegations mount against Lyft in what new suit calls 'sexual predator crisis'," 4 Sep. 2019 The Beyond option will only be available from 10:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. If customer feedback is positive, the test could be expanded to a broader area or a potential national rollout, said Yum! Chris Morris, Fortune, "Plant-Based Fried Chicken Is on the Menu in KFC, Beyond Meat Partnership," 26 Aug. 2019 Kelsey has also overseen the agency’s expansion into its fare-capping Hop FastPass card, the rollout of a low-income fare program, and expanded service funded largely by the state’s 2017 legislative transportation package., "TriMet board gives Doug Kelsey 5% raise, cites ‘impressive’ first year," 14 Aug. 2019 And while local skeptics voiced apprehension at the rollout, outside of the Bluegrass borders, many donors are still impressed with McGrath's abilities. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "On Politics: Amy McGrath's next mission? Finding the reset button before 2020," 9 July 2019 Huawei’s core business serving telecom carriers continues to sign new contracts for 5G network rollouts, including a 5G deal earlier this month signed with Russian carrier MTS. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "Trump Punches Huawei and Global Tech Firms Get a Bloody Nose," 28 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The small gauge mine trains began rolling out of the station with no human hand at the control. Advertorial, Orange County Register, "History & Heritage: Tipping Our Hat to the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness," 15 Sep. 2019 Wright rolled out to his right and found Rentz in the middle of the field. Luis Torres,, "Ocoee rallies to edge Lake Nona," 9 Sep. 2019 Two plays later, Green rolled out and leaned for the end zone. Glynn A. Hill, Houston Chronicle, "Wiley Green injured in Rice's loss to Wake Forest," 6 Sep. 2019 Garoppolo’s leg appeared fine rolling out of the pocket, disguising play-action snaps with 360-degree spins, and maintaining a heavy workload. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "49ers exhibition recap: Five questions that went unanswered," 29 Aug. 2019 And Beverly Hills rolled out Bold Summer programming Thursdays through Saturdays in August to lure shoppers with extended shopping hours, live music and art events. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Beverly Hills Suffers Shopping Slump Amid Trump-China Trade War," 14 Aug. 2019 Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett was rolling out, about to be hit, then sailed the football out of bounds to his right. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Meet the Colts equipment manager who made the one-handed catch in the viral video," 6 Aug. 2019 The strobe lights above me are popping in time with the thundering kick drums and violent synth-bass rolling out of the speakers at 110 beats per minute. Michael Calore, WIRED, "Strap on Your Exoskeleton and Dance, Dance, Dance," 30 July 2019 The Chinese company has been under pressure from a US campaign to prevent the use of its equipment in the roll out of 5G networks on national security grounds. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "Report: Huawei built North Korea's cell phone networks," 23 July 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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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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