rollover

noun
roll·over | \ˈrōl-ˌō-vər \

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

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

Examples of rollover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Firefighters call that a rollover because the flame rolls over—or, if the fates allow, above—anything in its way. Sean Flynn, Esquire, "The Perfect Fire," 9 Mar. 2017 Seven people were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries after a two-car rollover crash in Brockton Wednesday evening, a fire official said. Alejandro Serrano, BostonGlobe.com, "Seven people transported to hospital after Brockton crash," 5 July 2018 The rollover caused one passenger to be ejected from the vehicle, and trapped another, the report says. Claire Morgan, sacbee, "Head-on collision on Highway 65 leaves one dead, CHP says," 6 July 2018 Police said Gonzalez was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash at around 8:48 p.m. near Fourth Avenue and State Street. Erika Wurst, Aurora Beacon-News, "Police: Aurora man charged with DUI after rollover crash," 7 May 2018 Two of her children were killed a 2010 vehicle rollover when a tire blew out. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio lawyer takes stand in Uresti trial," 25 Jan. 2018 In the five years ended in 2017, 96 percent of the $2 trillion in IRA contributions came from rollovers, according to Cerulli Associates, a retirement consulting and research firm. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "3 reasons IRAs have edge over 401(k)s when it's time to tap your nest egg," 11 July 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

: an accident in which a car, truck, etc., turns over

rollover

noun
roll·over | \ˈrōl-ˌō-vər \

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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