Definition of Roller

1. Noun. A grounder that rolls along the infield.

Generic synonyms: Ground Ball, Groundball, Grounder, Hopper

2. Noun. A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore.
Exact synonyms: Roll, Rolling Wave
Generic synonyms: Moving Ridge, Wave
Derivative terms: Roll

3. Noun. A small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate).
Specialized synonyms: Caster, Castor
Group relationships: Roller Skate
Generic synonyms: Wheel
Derivative terms: Roll

4. Noun. A cylinder that revolves.
Specialized synonyms: Garden Roller, Paint Roller, Platen, Sprocket, Trundle
Group relationships: Roller Blind
Generic synonyms: Cylinder
Derivative terms: Roll

5. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Crimper, Curler, Hair Curler
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device
Derivative terms: Curl, Roll

6. Noun. Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers.
Generic synonyms: Coraciiform Bird
Group relationships: Coraciidae, Family Coraciidae
Specialized synonyms: Coracias Garrulus, European Roller, Ground Roller

7. Noun. Pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground.
Exact synonyms: Tumbler, Tumbler Pigeon
Generic synonyms: Domestic Pigeon
Derivative terms: Tumble

Definition of Roller

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

Definition of Roller

1. Proper noun. (slang) A Rolls-Royce car ¹

2. Noun. anything that rolls ¹

3. Noun. any rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure ¹

4. Noun. (cricket) a heavy rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch ¹

5. Noun. a large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast ¹

6. Noun. a cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink ¹

7. Noun. an agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth ¹

8. Noun. 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) ¹

9. Noun. any of various aggressive birds, of the family ''Coraciidae'', having bright blue wings and hooked beaks ¹

10. Noun. (also written Roller) a car made by Rolls-Royce ¹

11. Noun. the police (old blues slang) ¹

12. Noun. a padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting ¹

13. Noun. (context: TV film) A roll of titles or (especially) credits played over film or video; television or film credits. ¹

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Definition of Roller

1. a cylindrical device that rolls or rotates [n -S]

Medical Definition of Roller

1. 1. One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc, used in husbandry and the arts. 2. A bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery. 3. One of series of long, heavy waves which roll in upon a coast, sometimes in calm weather. 4. A long, belt-formed towel, to be suspended on a rolling cylinder; called also roller towel. 5. 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. 6. A long cylinder on which something is rolled up; as, the roller of a man. 7. A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc. 8. ANy insect whose larva rolls up leaves; a leaf roller. See Tortrix. 9. 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. Many of the species are brilliantly coloured. The common European species (Coracias garrula) has the head, neck, and under parts light blue varied with green, the scapulars chestnut brown, and the tail blue, green, and black. The broad-billed rollers of India and Africa belong to the genus Eurystomus, as the oriental roller (E. Orientalis), and the Australian roller, or dollar bird (E. Pacificus). The latter is dark brown on the head and neck, sea green on the back, and bright blue on the throat, base of the tail, and parts of the wings. It has a silvery-white spot on the middle of each wing. 10. Any species of small ground snakes of the family Tortricidae. Ground roller, any one of several species of Madagascar rollers belonging to Atelornis and allied genera. They are nocturnal birds, and feed on the ground. Roller bolt, the bar in a carriage to which the traces are attached; a whiffletree. Roller gin, a cotton gin inn which rolls are used for separating the seeds from the fibre. Roller mill. See Mill. Roller skate, a skate which has small wheels in the place of the metallic runner; designed for use in skating upon a smooth, hard surface, other than ice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roller

rolled back
rolled biscuit
rolled fillet
rolled fillets
rolled into one(p)
rolled oats
rolled one's own
rolled out(p)
rolled over
rolled up
roller (current term)
roller bandage
roller bearing
roller bit
roller blade
roller blind
roller boot
roller coaster
roller coasters
roller derbies

Literary usage of Roller

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1. Annual Report by Ontario Dept. of Highways, Ontario Dept. of Agriculture and Food, Ontario Dept. of Public Works (1899)
"We are just now using our roller on one of our leading streets, which street we constructed in manner following : " (1) Lay four inches cobble stones. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"It seems to have had for its object to do away with the noise produced in the Hartshorn roller by the contact of the pawl with the ratchet. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"In a roller grinding-mill, the combination of the counter-shaft provided with pullers at both ends and having said ends mounted in vertically and ..."

4. The Century (1902)
"A discharge between plates produced by the passage of a metallic roller over a photographie plate laid Ulm ekle down upon a positively ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"This note Lupton Bros, carried to roller and sold at 2U per cent discount, ... This policy and note of Moore were carried to roller because Lupton knew that ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The lim doctor/similarly removes all impurities which adhere to ths roller after it has communicated iti impression to the cloth. Fig 2 shows the elevation ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"This was-long before the introduction of '" automatic roller mills. But the foundations of the taken to using porcelain rolls for some part of their ..."

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