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

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of rollout in a Sentence

Noun the national rollout of a new wireless service Verb 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 rapid rollout happened as micromobility companies and municipalities hailed the quirky two-wheelers as partial solutions to traffic issues, transit overcrowding and climate change. Washington Post, "E-scooters are getting computer vision to curb pedestrian collisions," 19 Nov. 2020 The rollout for the California Clean Fuel Reward comes two months after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that will ban the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles in the state by 2035. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Up to $1,500 off: California rolls out a new incentive program for clean cars," 18 Nov. 2020 Phase 2 of the rollout would likely run from March to June or July, Lakin said, when more of the vaccines will be available. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah’s COVID-19 vaccine plan: Frontline health workers as soon as December, all Utahns by July," 18 Nov. 2020 Health advocates worry that increasing doubts about Covid vaccines could hinder the rollout. James Paton,, "Moderna, Pfizer Shots Look Strong. Here’s How They Stack Up," 16 Nov. 2020 However, when the pandemic hit in the first year of the rollout of the new policy, the system fell apart. Kaylee Poche,, "For immigrant students, the coronavirus pandemic is making an already broken system impossible to navigate," 16 Nov. 2020 Europe has taken the lead in areas such as disinformation, with tougher hate speech laws in countries like Germany, as well as on protecting privacy, following the rollout its General Data Protection Regulation in 2018. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Europe is coming for Big Tech. Biden's victory won't change that," 12 Nov. 2020 As for mmWave, that rollout will continue to be focused on places where people congregate instead of wide areas of coverage. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "I finally found the fastest 5G connection," 12 Nov. 2020 If health-care workers are hesitant about a COVID-19 vaccine during this initial rollout, that will have knock-on effects for the rest of the public. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The Lame-Duck Vaccine," 10 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Just as he was brought in to strengthen the defense and roll out a program based on physicality and toughness. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Time for Detroit Lions to move on from Matt Patricia — and Bob Quinn," 26 Nov. 2020 If the dough is cracking, mound it into a ball and roll out again. Kendra Nordin Beato, The Christian Science Monitor, "Mini pumpkin pies can help Thanksgiving 2020 feel right," 23 Nov. 2020 Spotlight is available in 11 countries including the U.S. and Canada and will roll out in more markets over time. Natalie Jarvey, Billboard, "Snapchat to Hand Out $1 Million Daily to Promote New TikTok Competitor," 23 Nov. 2020 Experts said these incidents had exposed weaknesses in testing and isolation strategies, and should serve as a reminder of both the promise and perils of coronavirus diagnostics, which roll out at breakneck speed. Star Tribune, "These researchers tested positive. But the COVID-19 wasn't the cause," 21 Nov. 2020 Officials in Mexico also have to balance public health with a large vulnerable population that must work to meet basic needs, and the government did not roll out a large stimulus package to support them. Dale Quinn,, "Mexico Passes 100,000 Covid Deaths, Actual Toll Much Higher," 20 Nov. 2020 Tagovailoa’s first completion came following a roll out to his left side to tight end Mike Gesicki for 23 yards. Safid Deen,, "Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins win fifth in a row, topping Justin Herbert, Chargers," 15 Nov. 2020 That’s not due to the mountains—its tallest peak is still lower than Denver—but the hills that roll out like endless moguls. Eric Barton, Outside Online, "How ATVs Are Reviving a Forgotten Region of Appalachia," 14 Nov. 2020 Another, between New York and London, is under consideration, with possible roll out by early 2021. Town & Country, "What Airlines Are Doing to Protect You Now," 13 Nov. 2020

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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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23 Nov 2020

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“Rollout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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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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