rollover

noun
roll·​over | \ ˈrōl-ˌō-vər How to pronounce rollover (audio) \

Definition of rollover

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act or process of rolling over
2 : a motor vehicle accident in which the vehicle overturns

roll over

verb
rolled over; rolling over; rolls over

Definition of roll over (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to defer payment of (an obligation)
b : to renegotiate the terms of (a financial agreement)
2 : to place (invested funds) in a new investment of the same kind roll over IRA funds

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Photo: iStock/Getty Images While there may be fewer rollover accidents, the length of the truck puts the driver out of touch with what is going on at the back end. WSJ, "Proposal for Longer, Double-Trailer Trucks Is a Dangerous Idea," 22 Aug. 2018 The ambulance was transporting a patient following a rollover accident at FM 528 and Texas 35, police said. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood police: 6-year-old hit-and-run victim making progress," 9 Apr. 2018 The rear-wheel-drive version of the car got perfect marks for front and side impact protection and rollover prevention, as has every Tesla sedan and SUV tested so far. Fox News, "Tesla Model 3 gets five star rating in NHTSA crash tests," 21 Sep. 2018 The keyboard also has full n-key rollover to make sure each keypress is detected independently, avoiding misinterpretation by the computer, as well as anti-ghosting technology. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Upgrade to a water-resistant mechanical keyboard for just $26 today," 6 Sep. 2018 Show me another car with an all-glass roof and five-star rollover crash rating. Dan Neil, WSJ, "First Test Drive of the Tesla Model 3 Performance: A Thrilling, Modern Marvel," 19 July 2018 The vehicles collided, causing multiple rollovers that forced a motorcycle to crash into Schwamb’s car. Jane Braxton Little, sacbee, "She was drunk and tried to pass a truck, cops say. Now she’s charged with murder," 8 Feb. 2018 Wochit Westbound Interstate 10 was closed at Interstate 17 in Phoenix after a rollover accident late Monday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "I-10 westbound lanes closed at I-17 after rollover accident," 25 June 2018 Salliotte is one of 600 people killed in single-vehicle rollovers involving 15-passenger vans since safety warnings were first issued 17 years ago. Justin Price, The Courier-Journal, "Churches put faith in old vans that expose passengers to deadly risk," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of rollover

Noun

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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rollover

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rollover

: the act of delaying the payment of a debt
: the act of placing invested money in a new investment of the same kind
chiefly US : an accident in which a car, truck, etc., turns over

rollover

noun
roll·​over | \ ˈrōl-ˌō-vər How to pronounce rollover (audio) \

Legal Definition of rollover

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the act or process of rolling over

roll over

transitive verb

Legal Definition of roll over (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : to defer payment of (an obligation)
b : to renegotiate the terms of (a financial agreement)
2 : to place (invested funds) in a new investment of the same kind roll over IRA funds

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