What does roller mean?

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ˈroʊ lərroller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rollernoun

    a grounder that rolls along the infield

  2. roller, roll, rolling wavenoun

    a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

  3. rollernoun

    a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)

  4. rollernoun

    a cylinder that revolves

  5. curler, hair curler, roller, crimpernoun

    a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it

    "a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight"

  6. rollernoun

    Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers

  7. roller, tumbler, tumbler pigeonnoun

    pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground


  1. rollernoun

    anything that rolls

  2. rollernoun

    any rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure

  3. rollernoun

    a heavy rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch

  4. rollernoun

    a large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast

  5. rollernoun

    a cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink

  6. rollernoun

    an agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth

  7. rollernoun

    a bread or variety of roller pigeon that rolls (i.e. tumbles or somersaults) backwards (cf. Penson roller, Birmingham roller, tumbler, tumbler pigeon, English Short Faced Tumbler, English Long Faced Tumbler)

  8. rollernoun

    any of various aggressive birds, of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings and hooked beaks

  9. rollernoun

    (also written Roller) a car made by Rolls-Royce

  10. rollernoun

    the police (old blues slang)

  11. rollernoun

    a padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting

  12. rollernoun

    A roll of titles or (especially) credits played over film or video; television or film credits.

  13. Rollernoun

    A Rolls-Royce car

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rollernoun

    one who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in husbandry and the arts

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  2. Rollernoun

    a bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  3. Rollernoun

    one of series of long, heavy waves which roll in upon a coast, sometimes in calm weather

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  4. Rollernoun

    a long, belt-formed towel, to be suspended on a rolling cylinder; -- called also roller towel

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  5. Rollernoun

    a cylinder coated with a composition made principally of glue and molassess, with which forms of type are inked previously to taking an impression from them

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  6. Rollernoun

    a long cylinder on which something is rolled up; as, the roller of a man

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  7. Rollernoun

    a small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  8. Rollernoun

    aNy insect whose larva rolls up leaves; a leaf roller. see Tortrix

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  9. Rollernoun

    any one of numerous species of Old World picarian birds of the family Coraciadae. The name alludes to their habit of suddenly turning over or "tumbling" in flight

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  10. Rollernoun

    any species of small ground snakes of the family Tortricidae

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]


  1. Roller

    The rollers are an Old World family, Coraciidae, of near passerine birds. The group gets its name from the aerial acrobatics some of these birds perform during courtship or territorial flights. Rollers resemble crows in size and build, and share the colourful appearance of kingfishers and bee-eaters, blues and pinkish or cinnamon browns predominating. The two inner front toes are connected, but not the outer one. They are mainly insect eaters, with Eurystomus species taking their prey on the wing, and those of the genus Coracias diving from a perch to catch food items from on the ground, like giant shrikes. Although living rollers are birds of warm climates in the Old World, fossil records show that rollers were present in North America during the Eocene. They are monogamous and nest in an unlined hole in a tree or in masonry, and lay 2–4 eggs in the tropics, 3–6 at higher latitudes. The eggs, which are white, hatch after 17–20 days, and the young remain in the nest for approximately another 30 days.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. roller

    A mighty oceanic swell said to precurse the northers of the Atlantic, and felt in great violence at Tristan d'Acunha, where H.M.S. Lily foundered with all hands in consequence, and several vessels at St. Helena have been driven from their anchors and wrecked. These waves roll in from the north, and do not break till they reach soundings, when they evince terrific power, rising from 5 to 15 feet above the usual level of the waters. A connection with volcanoes has been suggested as a cause.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roller in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of roller in a Sentence

  1. Arlan Hamilton:

    It's been this crazy roller coaster, there are are really low lows and really high highs.

  2. Dairo Pineres:

    It's like a roller coaster. You laugh, you cry, you reflect.

  3. Scott Dixon:

    It was pretty hairy, glad it’s over. It was definitely pretty tense, i could see the mechanics working on the car as we rolled through, adjusting the wings. I asked them not to tell me. It’s definitely a roller coaster of emotions for everybody and I ’m actually really relieved that that’s all over.

  4. Premier Li Keqiang:

    It's hard to avoid short-term volatility in China's capital markets, but we won't allow roller-coaster rides and drastic changes in the capital markets.

  5. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer:

    This new proposal will not only put a dent in family's wallets but will also hurt business travelers because the proposed policy also prevents the use of roller bags, enough already! We pay extra for checked baggage, leg room, head phones, pillows and even peanuts. The airlines are making record profits and don't need to add this further burden on the backs of travelers.

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  • أسطوانةArabic
  • чIобChechen
  • Tümmlertaube, Ostpreußischer Werfer, Orientalische Rollertaube, Orientalischer Roller, Roller, Werfer, Racke, Rollertaube, TümmlerGerman
  • rodillo, carracaSpanish
  • pyörittäjä, lopputekstit, sininärhi, jyrä, tela, rulla, vikellysvyö, maininki, RollsFinnish
  • rollier, rouleauFrench
  • csörgőmadár, szalakótaHungarian
  • rúllaIcelandic
  • cavalloneItalian
  • cylindroLatin
  • gáagii naashchʼąąʼígííNavajo, Navaho
  • колёсико, ва́лик, вал, ро́лик, ту́рман, буру́н, сизоворо́нкаRussian
  • zlatovranaSerbo-Croatian
  • rollerSwedish
  • korak, jikorakül, hikorakül, korakül, jikorak, hikorakVolapük

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    joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
    • A. reciprocal
    • B. pluck
    • C. ternion
    • D. mitre

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