roto

noun
ro·​to | \ ˈrō-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce roto (audio) \
plural rotos

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Fiber acts like a roto-rooter to keep the pathway functioning smoothly. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Health Matters: Is a "detox diet" good or bad for your health?," 13 July 2018 Sergio se hará una limpieza del pequeño cuerpo suelto y con una rodilla que no tiene nada roto la recuperación tarda dos semanas para estar apto. SI.com, "Wife of Argentina's Sergio Romero Hits Out at Drop & Claims Goalkeeper Would Be Fit for World Cup," 23 May 2018 The percussionists employed novel effects like rubbing stones on ceramic tiles or — perhaps representing the clatter of the world — by battering away on sets of tom-toms and roto-toms. Richard S. Ginell, latimes.com, "L.A. Phil premiere finds its power in percussion, percussion and more percussion," 26 Jan. 2018 Relievers such as Chris Devenski of the Houston Astros (2-1, 1.96 ERA, 34 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings) are much more beneficial in season-long Roto leagues, and can even be effective short-term replacements in head-to-head formats. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Pitching injuries continue with Corey Kluber, Cole Hamels out," 4 May 2017

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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