What does steamroller mean?

Definitions for steamroller
ˈstimˌroʊ lərsteam·roller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. juggernaut, steamrollernoun

    a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way

  2. steamroller, road rollerverb

    vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements

  3. steamroller, steamrollverb

    bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure

    "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"

  4. steamroller, steamrollverb

    proceed with great force

    "The new teacher tends to steamroller"

  5. steamrollerverb

    crush with a steamroller as if to level

    "steamroller the road"

  6. steamroller, steamrollverb

    overwhelm by using great force

    "steamroller the opposition"

  7. steamroll, steamrollerverb

    make level or flat with a steamroller

    "steamroll the roads"


  1. steamrollernoun

    a steam-powered heavy road roller

  2. steamrollernoun

    Any heavy road roller

  3. steamrollernoun

    any seemingly irresistible force

  4. steamrollernoun

    a pipe, used for smoking cannabis, open at both ends and having a bowl near one end; it rolls the smoke (steam)

  5. steamrollerverb

    to level a road using a steamroller

  6. steamrollerverb

    to proceed ruthlessly against all opposition as if with an overwhelming force; to overpower


  1. Steamroller

    A steamroller is a form of road roller – a type of heavy construction machinery used for levelling surfaces, such as roads or airfields – that is powered by a steam engine. The levelling/flattening action is achieved through a combination of the size and weight of the vehicle and the rolls: the smooth wheels and the large cylinder or drum fitted in place of treaded road wheels. The majority of steam rollers are outwardly similar to traction engines as many traction engine manufacturers later produced rollers based on their existing designs, and the patents owned by certain roller manufacturers tended to influence the general arrangements used by others. The key difference between the two vehicles is that on a roller the main roll replaces the front wheels and axle that would be fitted to a traction engine. In many parts of the world, the term steam roller is still used regardless of the method of propulsion. This typically only applies to the largest examples.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steamroller in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steamroller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of steamroller in a Sentence

  1. Tony Blair:

    Far from being anti-democratic it would be the opposite, as indeed many senior figures in Theresa May party from past and present have been saying, what is irresponsible, however, is to try to steamroller MPs into accepting a deal they genuinely think is a bad one with the threat that if they do not fall into line, the government will have the country crash out without a deal.

  2. Stewart Brand:

    Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.

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