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

The strawless lids will begin to appear in Seattle and Vancouver Starbucks this fall, with phased rollouts within the U.S. and Canada to follow next year. CBS News, "Starbucks plans to stop offering plastic straws by 2020," 9 July 2018 Even so, White House officials are preparing rollout plans for all four contenders, which also include Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Thomas Hardiman, officials say. Philip Elliott, Time, "Inside Donald Trump's Supreme Court Deliberations," 9 July 2018 As part of the rollout process, the White House has been preparing information packages on all four, said two people familiar with the process who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Catherine Lucey, Washington Post, "Trump mulls Supreme Court choice from 2 or 3 candidates," 7 July 2018 Waymo's rollout over the last 18 months has been methodical, excruciatingly gradual, and sometimes conducted in secret. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Waymo’s excruciatingly gradual launch process, explained," 31 Oct. 2018 It should be reiterated that the Telegraph report is an unconfirmed rumor of a change for which no rollout timeline exists, so all these questions remain purely speculative. Aja Romano, Vox, "Twitter’s rumored killing of the “like” button highlights its misplaced priorities," 29 Oct. 2018 Fortunately, the issue was caught before mass rollout. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of mass file deletion," 6 Oct. 2018 Raising awareness about cyber-bullying is a noble cause, but this collection—and its rollout—unfortunately detracted from the issue. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Online Retailer Revolve Removes Sweatshirts From Its Website After Accusations of Fat-Shaming," 12 Sep. 2018 Johnson has been hampered by both the Hendrick struggles and Chevrolet’s slow rollout of the Camaro. Jenna Fryer, The Seattle Times, "Keselowski winning streak pumps life into NASCAR playoffs," 11 Sep. 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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