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

One Day, Two Plans The rollouts of the infrastructure and budget plans on the same day quickly sparked a dispute between leading Democrats and the administration. Mark Niquette,, "Democrats Assail Funding Shuffle in Trump’s Infrastructure Plan," 13 Feb. 2018 Keitaro Ohno, a leading defense official in Japan’s parliament, told me and a small group of US reporters in his Tokyo office on Tuesday that the government will announce the decision during a rollout of new defense guidelines next week. Alex Ward, Vox, "Japan plans to purchase nearly 150 F-35 fighter jets from the US," 12 Dec. 2018 The new feature is available now to a few users in the US, and a broader rollout will come later on. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Google wants to replace your radio as an audio news source," 6 Dec. 2018 Qualcomm invited both companies up on stage as partners in its 5G rollout. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 855 mobile chip as it readies for 5G," 4 Dec. 2018 Sixty-three years after its rollout, Reilly’s recipe remains a hit. F.k. Plous, WSJ, "Inventing a Thanksgiving Favorite," 16 Nov. 2018 Amazon has drawn out its rollout to other countries, making expansions few and far between. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Amazon’s Echo and Alexa devices come to Spain and Italy," 24 Oct. 2018 Its rollout comes on the heels of a United Nations report this month that painted a dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change, and a prediction that those effects could come much sooner than previously thought. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will guide UW’s new climate initiative," 18 Oct. 2018 Trump and Priebus’s obsession with speed here is interesting, though Spicer’s purpose in bringing it up is clearly not to allege anything nefarious, but rather to excuse his own positively horrendous rollout of the firing in the press. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Sean Spicer’s book misleads about 2 events Mueller is investigating," 26 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

After the finale, a massive disco ball dropped from the ceiling and about 10 food carts were rolled out for the after-party. Vogue, "Vogue Editors Share Their Favorite Fashion Shows of the Year," 28 Dec. 2018 Others look more like slippers (complete with fluff and cushioning, thank you, Gucci)—you can basically roll out of bed and wear them. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "The Best Loafers to Buy This Fall," 2 Oct. 2018 The thief tucked and rolled out of the vehicle during the chase. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Flake & Co. try to tame partisan wildfire," 28 Sep. 2018 Roma opens in select theaters in Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico on November 21 and will gradually roll out in the US and abroad in the weeks following. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Roma’s Yalitza Aparicio had never acted before. Now she’s in one of the year’s buzziest films.," 14 Dec. 2018 Place 2 wafer cookies on top half and 1 on bottom for buttons. Lightly dust a work surface with cornstarch and roll out white fondant. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting," 7 Dec. 2018 So fans might be surprised to see that the two schools are using this moment to set aside sports and roll out a theme of university unity. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "Just before the Apple Cup, UW and WSU are teaming up with a pro-college message," 21 Nov. 2018 Google has been flexing its muscles within the travel space over the last few years, rolling out updates to Google Maps and Google Flights, and introducing us to Google Destinations and Google Trips. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Google's Touring Bird Will Help You Plan Your Trip Itinerary," 7 Sep. 2018 Sprinkle flour or finely ground oats onto a wood cutting board and roll out dough to about ¼-inch thick. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Cheddar-Bacon Dog Treats That Are Way Tastier Than Store-Bought," 5 Sep. 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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