roll·​out | \ˈrōl-ˌau̇t \

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


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

As director of cabinet communications, Rateike worked on communication strategy, the rollout of policy announcements, and confirmations. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "Hoosier working in White House heading back to Indiana after leading Trump cabinet communications," 29 June 2018 The rollout, spotted by Android Police, is starting with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and is supposed to come to more Android devices later in the year. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "T-Mobile is rolling out support for the next-gen texting standard backed by Google," 29 June 2018 Arriving in the middle of Kanye's G.O.O.D. rollout, the couple's joint album is infatuated with power Everything Is Love, Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s surprise collaborative album, hit the internet on Saturday evening like a tidal wave. Max Cea, Billboard, "With 'Everything Is Love,' Beyoncé and JAY-Z Flex on Kanye West and the World," 17 June 2018 According to Rees, vandalism and theft are notably low for the Hartford rollout, befalling about 1 percent of all bikes. Nina Cochran, Courant Community, "LimeBikes Have Been In Hartford For One Week; Here's What Some Riders And Observers Think So Far," 13 June 2018 His greatest attribute is his ability to throw on the move, both by design (rollouts, bootlegs) and improvisation. Andy Benoit,, "The Keys to Trubisky’s Potential," 6 June 2018 As for Tuesday’s rollout, Delta was continuing to switch employees over to the new uniforms as more of its flights and airports moved into Tuesday. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "'Passport Plum?' Delta rolls out new uniforms for 64,000 frontline workers," 29 May 2018 With the rollout, Amazon is making another stab at luring new customers to Whole Foods by making its prices more affordable. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Whole Foods will give Amazon Prime customers a 10 percent discount on sale items," 16 May 2018 Officials also proposed that troops provide air support in a second phase of the border-wide rollout, which includes aerial surveillance and flying agents to remote locations, but California officials have not responded to that request. Elliot Spagat,, "California rejects border duties for troops," 16 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Ford has been among the most active car companies in rolling out these new services. Eliot Brown, WSJ, "Ford Buys Electric-Scooter Startup, Looking to Diversify Beyond Autos," 8 Nov. 2018 Refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 3 days before rolling out. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018 Newegg keeps on rolling out the bargains with another great deal on an AMD graphics cards. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Upgrade to killer 1080p gaming with this $180 Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 and three free games," 8 Oct. 2018 All items will be available on and Revolve for two weeks before being rolled out to other international shopping sites. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kaia Gerber and Karl Lagerfeld ​Designed a Capsule Collection Together," 20 Aug. 2018 With a new program rolling out Thursday, contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages., "Rubius Therapeutics to build manufacturing facility in R.I.," 29 June 2018 With its new program rolling out Thursday, contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. Joseph Pisani,, "Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street," 28 June 2018 With its new program rolling out Thursday, contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. Washington Post, "Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street," 28 June 2018 The anti-narcotics division of Colombia’s National Police said just a handful of drones will be tested for seven months before rolling out a full fleet. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "Colombia's latest weapon in the war on drugs? Crop-killing drones," 27 June 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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