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

Joined at the White House by hard-hat tower climbers, farmers and ranchers—representing groups that could benefit from 5G’s rollout in the U.S.—Mr. John D. Mckinnon And Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "U.S. Moves to Accelerate 5G Rollout in Race With China," 12 Apr. 2019 Apple’s digital music platforms were first with the release and Twitter wanted to know why the wait for a wide rollout. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Drake Drops 'Scorpion': Fans React," 29 June 2018 But the timing of the gadget’s rollout was tone-deaf. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "A breakdown of this year’s brand winners and losers.," 27 Dec. 2018 The hard reality of the 5G rollout Clearly, 5G is going to require a tradeoff in smartphone hardware, at least for the near future. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Don’t buy a 5G smartphone—at least, not for a while," 14 Dec. 2018 In other cases, the chaos of the rollout has been enough to cause problems. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "How Trump’s tariffs will hurt US tech companies," 18 Sep. 2018 In March, Musk touted the unicorn again, this time using the image as part of the rollout of the sketch pad feature on new Tesla models. Rachel Siegel,, "Elon Musk's troubled love of a magical unicorn," 30 June 2018 Setting a firm date for the start of the self-driving rollout suggests Musk remains very confident in his tech—but his careful phrasing in the offhand tweet leaves a huge escape clause. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Elon Musk Says Tesla Self-Driving Features Will Start Arriving in August," 10 June 2018 Seniors will continue to use the Lenovo Yoga 11e Chromebooks that were part of the 2016-17 rollout, but are no longer available. Kimberly Fornek,, "Every student in Hinsdale District 86 will have their own Chromebook as of August," 17 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The Caledonian Sleeper travels from London to northern Scotland, and is rolling out new carriages in time for high season. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 As part of the tour, Wen is learning about local initiatives that could be rolled out at clinics across the country. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "The New President Of Planned Parenthood Has Big Plans For The Future," 14 Mar. 2019 Now, Epic is laying out a roadmap to share that cross-platform architecture with other developers as part of a free SDK that will be rolled out next year. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Epic opens Fortnite’s cross-platform services for free to other devs," 12 Dec. 2018 While rolling out dough, the duchess and her young guests discussed their favorite pizza toppings. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Child Asked Kate Middleton If The Queen Eats Pizza and Her Reaction Was Perfect," 15 Jan. 2019 When Facebook rolled out News Feed, for example, angry users protested outside of the company’s office. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Instagram got rid of the scrolling feed for some users and people freaked out," 27 Dec. 2018 There are surely Tesla owners who also have a $75,000 F250 in the driveway, so Rivian wants to slide in there before the legacy companies roll out their own e-trucks. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Car Shows Used to Be Amazing—And They Might Be Again," 5 Dec. 2018 Justina posted a photo on Instagram of one of the suitcases a few days ago, announcing that the Jungalow travel collection was officially being rolled out to 1,400 Target stores beginning that day. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "PSA: Justina Blakeney Just Dropped The Luggage Collection of Your Dreams at Target," 12 Feb. 2019 Google says both features will be rolling out to compatible smartwatches and Android phones this week. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Google Fit adds new breathing exercise feature and home screen widgets," 11 Dec. 2018

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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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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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